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Second man arrested over gun death of takeaway delivery driver in Belfast

Published 12/05/2016

Police at the scene of the murder of Dan Murray in west Belfast
Police at the scene of the murder of Dan Murray in west Belfast

Detectives investigating the murder of a takeaway delivery driver in Belfast have arrested a second man.

Dan Murray, a 55-year-old father-of-six, was shot in the head when he drove into the Lady Street area of west Belfast on Monday night.

Mr Murray, who was known to police and had survived a previous murder bid, was lured to the area by a bogus food order.

He had been dispatched in his black Ford Focus to deliver food to a house in the street but the order was actually called in from a phone box about a mile away at the junction of the Antrim Road and Cliftonville Road.

The 53-year-old suspect was detained in west Belfast on Thursday night. A 38-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday was released unconditionally, Police Service of Northern Ireland said.

The killing was the latest in a spate of shootings in the north and west of Belfast. The murder was the fourth gun attack in the city in four days.

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