Belfast Telegraph

Monday 29 December 2014

Man arrested over Shankill Road murder

Bobby Moffett (44) was murdered on the Shankill Road in an area crowded with shoppers
Bobby Moffett (44) was murdered on the Shankill Road in an area crowded with shoppers
Flowers at the scene of Bobby Moffett's murder on the Shankill Road
Armed PSNI officers at the scene of yesterday's fatal shooting on the Shankill Road
A man, named locally as Bobby Moffett , was shot dead on the Shankill Road in Belfast shortly after 1.00 pm yesterday in front of a bus-load of passengers and shoppers
A man, named locally as Bobby Moffett , was shot dead on the Shankill Road in Belfast shortly after 1.00 pm yesterday in front of a bus-load of passengers and shoppers
Police cordon off the scene of yesterday's fatal shooting on the Shankill Road
The scene where a man was shot on the Shankill Road
The scene where a man was shot on the Shankill Road
The scene where a man was shot on the Shankill Road
The scene where a man was shot on the Shankill Road
The scene where a man was shot on the Shankill Road
The scene where a man was shot on the Shankill Road
The scene where a man was shot on the Shankill Road
The scene where a man was shot on the Shankill Road
The scene where a man was shot on the Shankill Road
The scene where a man was shot on the Shankill Road
The scene where a man was shot on the Shankill Road

A man has been arrested in connection with the brutal daylight murder of Bobby Moffett in Belfast.

Moffett (44), who was said to have links to the loyalist terror group the Red Hand Commando, was gunned down by two men on the Shankill Road around 1pm yesterday.

The man, 40, was arrested last night and is being held at the PSNI's serious crime suite in Antrim.

Moffat was shot a number of times in the face by two masked gunmen in an assassination that has been blamed on renegade elements within the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) - a mainstream paramilitary group with historic ties to the RHCs.

It is understood the murder was linked to a personal dispute.

Police described the murder as "a cold-blooded, ruthless killing".

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