Belfast Telegraph

Police probing loyalist's murder keen to trace anonymous letter writer

Police investigating the murder of high-profile loyalist George Gilmore have appealed for the author of an anonymous letter to come forward.

Forty-four year old Mr Gilmore was shot dead in the Woodburn estate in Carrickfergus on Monday March 13.

PSNI Detective Inspector Darren McCartney said police have received an anonymous letter which contains information vital to the murder 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," said Mr McCartney

He added: "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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