Man charged over 1973 murder

Eileen DohertyEileen Doherty was 19 when she was shot dead in 1973
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Two men have been arrested over the sectarian murder of a 19-year-old woman in 1973.

Eileen Doherty was shot dead by gunmen who hijacked a taxi she was taking from south Belfast’s Ormeau Road to Andersonstown on 30 September 1973.

The men, both aged 57, were arrested in Newtownards and south Belfast on Tuesday morning.

Police made a new appeal for information about the murder in September – 37 years after the killing.

On Tuesday, a PSNI spokeswoman said the Historical Enquiries Team had reviewed material in the case and identified “evidential opportunities”.

The investigation was then transferred to the Serious Crime Branch.

The two men are being questioned at Antrim PSNI station.

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