Belfast Telegraph

Man arrested in connection with murder of Raymond Johnston

Police have arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with the murder of Raymond Johnston.

Raymond Johnston (28) died after being shot at a house in Glenbawn Avenue, Belfast just before 8pm on Tuesday February 13.

He was killed with a shotgun blast in front of his 11-year-old daughter and his partner.

A man has been arrested under the Terrorism Act in the Poleglass area and taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

The arrest was made following a series of searches in west Belfast.

A number of items have been seized and taken away for forensic examination.

On Tuesday a police search at a commercial premises in west Belfast turned up a number of items which were seized and removed for further examination.

The officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Boyce, said: “It is just over one week since the brutal murder of Raymond Johnston.

"The manner in which Raymond’s murder was carried out was particularly savage.

“The gunmen were in the house for a very short period of time and he was murdered in front of an 11-year-old girl and his partner.

“We are determined to catch those responsible and give justice to the Johnston family and while we have made progress in the investigation, we still need help from the community.

“Did you see Raymond the day he was murdered? Can you remember where and when you saw him, and who was he with?

“I am appealing to any members of the public that had contact with Raymond, or anyone who was in the area at any time on Tuesday 13 February and had a dash cam fitted in their vehicles to contact us."

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