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Man arrested on suspicion of murder of Jim Donegan at Belfast school released

Victim Jim Donegan
Victim Jim Donegan

A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Jim Donegan has been released.

The man was arrested on the Springfield Road area of west Belfast on Tuesday.

He has also been arrested on suspicion of membership of a proscribed organisation.

The man was taken to the custody suite at Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning before his unconditional release.

Mr Donegan was murdered on December 4 last year as he sat in his car outside St Mary's Grammar School and Christian Brothers School on the Glen Road in west Belfast.

He had been waiting to pick up his 13-year-old son, who missed his father's murder by seconds.

The 43-year-old's murder was carried out by a lone gunman in front of hundreds of school children and their parents.

In the wake of his murder police said that Mr Donegan had a "number of enemies" and was known to them.

Also known as JD, he lived in the Lisburn area with his family.

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