In August this year, on the second anniversary of the murder of 15 year-old Thomas Devlin, police renewed their appeal for information in the investigation. Today the BBC reports that among 7 people arrested and being questioned is former MLA, and senior PUP member, Billy Hutchison. The former UVF prisoner also heads a community group in the Mount Vernon area which, in July, received a grant of €4,000 from the Office of the Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern.. to replace a mural. There have been no charges brought against any of those under arrest at this time. Adds PUP leader, Dawn Purvis, MLA, is reported to be “absolutely gobsmacked at his arrest.”.. Update Sunday 21st Oct. Hutchison released from police custody.