Belfast Telegraph

Arrest over murder of top loyalist

By Harriet Line

Police investigating the murder of a prominent loyalist in Northern Ireland have arrested a 23-year-old man.

He was detained on Sunday evening and taken to Musgrave police station's serious crime suite in Belfast for questioning.

He was later released unconditionally.

Meanwhile, a 32-year-old woman who was arrested earlier in the day has been released unconditionally, the PSNI said.

The man was arrested in relation to the murder of George Gilmore (44), who died in hospital on March 14 after being shot in the neck while driving his car in Carrickfergus the previous afternoon.

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

Brian Roy McLean (35), and Samuel David McMaw (28) are charged with shooting Gilmore.

They are due to appear in court again via video-link today.

They are also accused of the attempted murder of Kelvin Graham and Stephen Boyd on the same day.

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