Wednesday 25 April 2018

Man arrested in murder probe of delivery food driver released unconditionally

Dan Murray
Dan Murray

A man arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a takeaway delivery driver in Belfast has been released.

Dan Murray, a 55-year-old father-of-six, was shot in the head when he drove into the Lady Street area of west Belfast on Monday night.

Mr Murray, who was known to police and had survived a previous murder bid, was lured to the area by a bogus food order.

He had been dispatched in his black Ford Focus to deliver food to a house in the street but the order was actually called in from a phone box about a mile away at the junction of the Antrim Road and Cliftonville Road.

The 53-year-old suspect had been detained in west Belfast on Thursday night. He was released unconditionally on Friday.

A 38-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday was released without conditions on Thursday.

The killing was the latest in a spate of shootings in the north and west of Belfast. The murder was the fourth gun attack in the city in four days.

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