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Man held over murder of father outside Belfast school released

A 63-year-old man held at Musgrave police station under anti-terrorism legislation has been released.

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

A man arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a father outside a school in Belfast has been released unconditionally.

Jim Donegan, 43, was shot dead as he waited to collect his 13-year-old son from St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School in west Belfast in December.

Detectives investigating the murder arrested a 63-year-old man at Musgrave police station on Monday morning under anti-terrorism legislation and later released him.

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Montgomery said: “Jim was brutally murdered as he sat in his car outside a school on the Glen Road in west Belfast on December 4 2018.”

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