Joe Reilly: Fresh appeal on first anniversary of murder

Father-of-one Joe Reilly (43) was murdered at his home in Poleglass, west Belfast, in October last year

MURDER victim Joe Reilly was shot twice in the chest by paramilitaries while two other people were forced to listen, police have said on the first anniversary of the 43-year-old's murder.

Mr Reilly was shot dead at his home in Glenwood Court in Poleglass, west Belfast, on October 20 last year.

The father-of-one was shot in his living room while two other people were forced to lie on the kitchen floor.

The republican paramilitary group known as Action Against Drugs later claimed it was responsible for killing Mr Reilly.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery, who appealed for information about the murder "which may be linked to illegal drugs", said Mr Reilly's family "deserve to see his killers brought to justice and pay for their heinous actions".

He said Mr Reilly was killed by two men dressed in half-zip hooded tops and tight jogging bottoms. Both had covered their faces, one of whom wore a Celtic scarf.

The killers fled along Glenwood Drive into Laurelbank heading towards Bell Steel Road.

The senior officer said police are keen to find out if the murderers got into a car, or ran along Bell Steel Road, or crossed Pantridge Road into Colin Mill. Officers also want to know if they arrived at Mr Reilly's house by car or on foot.

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