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West Belfast man arrested in Jim Donegan murder probe released

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

A 52-year-old man arrested in west Belfast on suspicion of the murder of Jim Donegan has been released unconditionally.

Friday's arrest followed a search in the Dunmurry area by the PSNI's Major Investigation Team.

Items were also been seized and taken away for further examination.

He was arrested under the Terrorism Act, under which a suspect must either be charged, released pending a report to the PPS or released unconditionally.

On Thursday, a 48-year-old man was arrested in connection with the murder in England.

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.

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Montgomery appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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

"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.”

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

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