Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

PSNI plea over car used in murder of dissident republican Tommy Crossan

The red BMW used in the shooting of dissident republican Tommy Crossan
The red BMW used in the shooting of dissident republican Tommy Crossan

Police investigating the murder of dissident republican Tommy Crossan have appealed for information about a red BMW car used in the shooting.

Crossan was shot by up to three men on Good Friday in an office on the Springfield Road in west Belfast.

The former chief of the Continuity IRA was shot twice in the head and several times in the body.

The officer leading the investigation, Detective Superintendent Jonathan Roberts, said: "The movements of the red BMW car are an important strand in our investigation.

"We need to know where it was in the hours before Mr Crossan was brutally murdered."

The car, which was later burned out, was an old-style BMW coupe, registration OEZ 9177. The bonnet, bumper and front right panel were a slightly lighter shade of red compared to the rest of the car.

Police are also keen to speak to anyone who saw a person or persons coming out of the alleyway between Beechmount Grove and the Mica Street/Drive junction and whether or not they got into a vehicle.

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