Belfast Telegraph

Two men arrested in investigation over murder of high-profile loyalist

Two men have been arrested by police investigating the murder of a prominent loyalist in Northern Ireland.

George Gilmore, 44, was driving in his car when he was shot in the neck in Carrickfergus on Monday afternoon. He died in hospital on Tuesday.

Police Service of Northern Ireland Detective Inspector Darren McCartney said the suspects were detained in the greater Belfast area.

He added: "The men, aged 35 and 28, have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite where they are currently assisting police with their enquiries."

Another bullet was found lodged in an occupied house in a residential area of the Co Antrim town north of Belfast, police said.

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