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George Gilmore murder probe: Man held in Carrickfergus

A 23-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of prominent loyalist George Gilmore in Carrickfergus.

The former UDA commander died after being shot in broad daylight in the Woodburn estate of the Co Antrim town as part of a loyalist feud on Monday afternoon.

The 44-year-old was in his car when he was hit in the neck, torso and leg after several shots were fired at point-blank range. He died the next day.

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch leading the murder probe arrested a 23-year-old man following a policing operation in Carrickfergus on Sunday evening.

A PSNI spokesman said he has been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

A 32-year-old woman, who was detained earlier, has been released without charge.

It comes after two men, aged 28 and 25, were charged with the murder and appeared at Belfast Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

Detectives continue to appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting and who witnessed the attack to contact them.

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