Three held in mob murder probe

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Three men were arrested today for questioning by police in Northern Ireland about the loyalist mob murder of a Catholic community worker.

Eleven people have already been charged in connection with the brutal killing of father-of-four Kevin McDaid in Coleraine, Co Londonderry, in May - seven of them with murder.

The latest suspects were arrested in the Coleraine area by the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Serious Crime branch, said a spokesman.

Mr McDaid was battered to death close to his home in Somerset Drive by a loyalist mob which stormed the area after Rangers beat Celtic to the Scottish Premiership title.

There have been constant claims of threats against witnesses and earlier this month the High Court in Belfast was told that more than 20 people are under death threats.

A man who was critically injured in the same attack as Mr McDaid has since been targeted and beaten up a second time.