Belfast Telegraph

Man arrested over murder Belfast man Raymond Johnston

By Claire O'Boyle

Detectives investigating the murder of amateur boxer Raymond Johnston arrested a suspect yesterday.

The 34-year-old man was detained under the Terrorism Act in Poleglass, west Belfast.

Mr Johnston was blasted twice in the chest in front of his partner and her 11-year-old daughter after two masked gunmen entered his home on Glenbawn Avenue in Poleglass just before 8pm last Tuesday.

The arrest came after the PSNI carried out seven planned searches in west Belfast.

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

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Boyce said: "The manner in which Raymond's murder was carried out was particularly savage.

"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.

"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, February 13, and had a dashcam fitted in their vehicles, to contact us."

Police are also calling on anyone who saw a man wearing a blue coat with fur around the hood making off from the scene to get in touch.

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