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Two freed in boy's murder inquiry
Thomas Devlin
Thomas Devlin was stabbed to death
Police have released a man and woman arrested in north Belfast in connection with the murder just over a year ago of 15-year-old Thomas Devlin.

Thomas was stabbed in the back as he and two friends walked home along the Somerton Road in the north of the city, on 10 August 2005 after buying sweets.

The pair were arrested on Thursday. The man was released on police bail, while the woman was released without charge.

Earlier this week, police made a fresh appeal over the murder.

They said more than 900 statements had been taken about the killing and more than 60 properties had been searched.

Thomas's 18-year-old friend was injured in the attack, but not seriously. A 16-year-old boy managed to escape.

Thomas, a student at Belfast Royal Academy, was a talented musician who played the horn at school.

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