Monday 16 October 2017

Woman arrested in prominent Loyalist murder probe

George Gilmore was shot in his car in Carrickfergus
George Gilmore was shot in his car in Carrickfergus

Brian Hutton

Police investigating the murder of a prominent loyalist in Northern Ireland have arrested a woman.

The 32-year-old was detained in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, in relation to the killing of George Gilmore.

Gun victim Geordie Gilmore
Gun victim Geordie Gilmore

Detectives from the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch are quizzing the suspect at Belfast's Musgrave Serious Crime Suite.

Two men charged with the murder appeared at Belfast Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

Mr Gilmore, 44, was driving his car when he was shot in the neck in Carrickfergus on Monday afternoon.

He died in hospital on Tuesday.

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