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Thursday, 28 February, 2002, 14:00 GMT
Man held over double murder
Murdered: David McIlwaine (L) and Andrew Robb (R)
Murdered: David McIlwaine (L) and Andrew Robb (R)
A man has been arrested in connection with the murders of two teenagers in County Armagh two years ago.

Andrew Robb, who was 19, and 18-year-old David McIlwaine, both from Portadown, were stabbed to death on 18 February 2000.

The youths had been beaten and stabbed repeatedly.

Their bodies were found on the Druminure Road outside Tandragee, a few hours after they had left a disco in the town.

No convictions

No-one has been convicted following the murders.

A number of people have been arrested and one man was charged in connection with the murders, but the charges were later withdrawn in court.

The murders were carried out during a loyalist paramilitary feud in the Portadown area.

The police and David McIlwaine's father Paul said neither of the young men had any connection with a paramilitary organisation.

David McIlwaine had been a graphic design student.

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