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Man, 32, arrested over Belfast shooting murder

A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a west Belfast father of one.

Joe Reilly, 43, was gunned down at his home in the nationalist Poleglass area of west Belfast in October.

The suspect was detained by detectives in the Newtownabbey area and has been taken to Musgrave police station for questioning.

Police have previously described Mr Reilly's murder as a cold-blooded execution.

The gunmen ordered two others in the house at Glenwood Court to lie down on the kitchen floor while Mr Reilly was held in the living room and shot twice in the chest. He died at the scene.

Detective Inspector Darren McCartney has renewed appeals for witnesses.

He said: "Mr Reilly was shot in his home in Glenwood Court at about 8pm on the evening of Thursday October 20.

"I would continue to ask anyone who has any information about this murder to contact detectives on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1172 20/10/16.

"Or if anyone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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