Man held over IRA soldier murders

A man has been arrested in connection with the IRA murders of two teenage British soldiers in Northern Ireland 36 years ago.

The 54-year-old suspect will be questioned about the gun attack on army vehicles in Belfast that killed 19-year-old Michael Harrison and 18-year-old Richard Turnbull, who were both privates from Yorkshire serving with the Light Infantry.

The ambush on North Howard Street in June 1977 left two other military personnel injured.

The arrested man was detained in west Belfast by officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's serious crime branch.

He has been taken to Antrim police station for questioning.