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George Gilmore murder: Detectives receive two anonymous letters

Police investigating the murder of high-profile loyalist Geordie Gilmore have appealed to the authors of two anonymous letters containing "vital information" on the killing to come forward as soon as possible.

The 44-year-old father was shot in the neck in broad daylight while driving in the residential Pinewood area of Carrickfergus on March 13, and later died in hospital from his injuries.

Detective Inspector Darren McCartney said police returned to the area on Friday.

He said the anonymous letters contain information vital to the murder investigation and other serious crime in the area.

“My team and I spoke to people living in Castlemara today and delivered letters to houses in the area appealing for information and also for the authors of any of these anonymous correspondences to come forward and speak to police as soon as possible,” he said.

“This is vital in order for detectives to look into this information and take this matter forward.

“I understand these people may have concerns, or may have been intimidated into not speaking with investigating officers, but I would like to reassure them that any information passed to police will be treated in the strictest confidence.

“There is now a dedicated phone line where people with information can speak directly to detectives investigating George Gilmore’s murder on 028 9025 9542. Alternatively, you may wish to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

It is believed the former South East Antrim UDA commander was killed as part of a loyalist feud in Carrickfergus.

Last month, his friend Colin Horner (35) was shot in a supermarket car park in Bangor in front of his three-year-old son.

Police have said they believe the two killings may be linked.

Investigations into both killings continue.

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