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Geordie Gilmore murder: Appeal over anonymous letter with 'vital information'

The PSNI have appealed for the author of a recently received anonymous letter, containing "vital information" about the murder of George Gilmore in Carrickfergus, to come forward.

Known as Geordie the prominent loyalist was driving when he was shot in the neck on Pinewood Avenue in Carrickfergus on March 13.

The 44-year-old died in hospital the following day.

Detective Inspector Darren McCartney said: “Police have received an anonymous letter which contains information vital to this murder investigation and other serious crime in the area.

“I’d like to thank whoever wrote it and ask them to contact police as soon as possible as there are a few questions we need to ask in order to follow up these vital leads.

“I understand the author may feel fearful of contacting police but I would like to reassure them that anything they tell us will be treated in the utmost confidence.”

“Please phone 101 quoting reference number 605 15/03/17 and ask for detectives in Seapark investigating George Gilmore’s murder. There are a number of options available to anyone who can provide us with information and how it is used.”

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