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Man arrested in England in connection with Jim Donegan murder

Jim Donegan was shot dead in Belfast in December
Jim Donegan was shot dead in Belfast in December

A man has been arrested in England in connection with the murder of Jim Donegan in west Belfast.

Mr Donegan was shot dead by a lone gunman while waiting to pick up his 13-year-old son outside the St Mary's Christian Brothers' Grammar School on the Glen Road on December 4.

Detectives from the PSNI's Major Investigation Team arrested the 48-year-old man on Thursday.

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Police at the scene where Jim Donegan was shot dead in Glen Road, West Belfast (Niall Carson/PA)

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Montgomery said: "The man is currently in police custody in England assisting with our enquiries.

"43-year-old Jim was brutally murdered as he sat in his car outside a school on the Glen Road in west Belfast on 4 December 2018.

"I would continue to urge anyone who has any information, or who witnessed the murder, to contact the police on 101. Or if someone 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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