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Gerard 'Jock' Davison murder: Detectives to renew appeal on BBC Crimewatch

By Claire Williamson

Published 25/05/2015

Gerard 'Jock' Davison
Gerard 'Jock' Davison

Detectives investigating the murder of former IRA commander Jock Davison will take part in the BBC Crimewatch programme in a renewed appeal for information.

Gerard Jock Davison was shot as he walked to work on Welsh Street in the Markets area of Belfast on Tuesday May 5.

The 47-year-old grandfather and father-of-three had been making his way to a community centre where he worked when he was attacked at 9:09am

The gunman made off on foot.

Detectives from Serious Crime Branchare taking part in the BBC Crimewatch programme in a renewed appeal for information about the shooting.

As part of the appeal, officers will also be disclosing new details about the gunman’s movements and the weapon he used.

Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes, from Serious Crime Branch, said: “The investigation is progressing but we need more information. The opportunity provided by Crimewatch will hopefully generate calls from people who can help us apprehend the killer.”

Crimewatch will be broadcast on BBC 1 NI on Tuesday May 26 at 9pm.

Further reading:

Davison murder probe 'challenging'

Hitman shot Gerard 'Jock' Davison four times in the face - then walked away calmly

Gerard Jock Davison murder probe police plea for help from public  

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