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Police release details of getaway car involved in Ian Ogle murder

 

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Ian Ogle

Ian Ogle

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Ian Ogle

Police have issued an appeal for information after identifying the getaway car used in the murder of Ian Ogle in east Belfast on Sunday night.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter McKenna has said that those involved in the killing of Mr Ogle ran from ran from Cluan Place to the Templemore Avenue area where they got into a black Seat Leon car, registration number JGZ 7406.

The vehicle then travelled to Pitt Place and police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the car travelling in this area, or who saw the people in it, either before or after the murder.

Mr Ogle, a 45-year-old community worker and father of two was attacked in the Cluan Place area sometime between 9pm and 10pm.

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Four people have been arrested as part of their murder investigation. One woman remains in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector McKenna said his enquiries had "progressed significantly".

"I’m interested in the movements of the car specifically between 9.15pm and 10pm. I would also like anyone driving in the area who may have dash-cam footage to contact police," he said.

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Floral tributes have been left to Belfast community worker Ian Ogle where he was murdered on Sunday night. (Rebecca Black/PA)

Floral tributes have been left to Belfast community worker Ian Ogle where he was murdered on Sunday night. (Rebecca Black/PA)

Floral tributes have been left to Belfast community worker Ian Ogle where he was murdered on Sunday night. (Rebecca Black/PA)

Detective Chief Inspector McKenna said he was particularly interested in speaking to a group of people seen running from the area.

“The level of violence meted out on Ian by the people involved in his murder is barbaric and it is quite frankly repulsive that they felt it was acceptable," he said.

"There is no place for this inhumane behaviour in our communities and I would appeal for local people to come forward with any information they have so we can remove this intimidation and violence from our streets.

"Almost two days have passed and yet those who attacked Ian and in turn attacked the local community have failed to come forward to police.

“Anyone with any information should contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 1303 of 27/1/19. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”


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