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Man and woman arrested in connection with George Gilmore murder in Carrickfergus

George Gilmore
Digital staff

A man and woman have been arrested in connection with the murder of prominent loyalist George Gilmore in Carrickfergus in March.

The 37-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were arrested in the Carrickfergus area today. They are currently in Musgrave Serious Crime Suite assisting detectives.

Gilmore, a former UDA commander, was gunned down while driving his car in the residential area of Pinewood Avenue.

The 44-year-old was returning with others from attending court in support of friends accused of trying to kill a pub doorman at the Royal Oak bar in the town two days previously.

His son, George Junior, was travelling in convoy in a second vehicle.

Detectives from PSNI's Serious Crime Branch appealed to anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting to contact them in the incident room on 02890 259542, phone police on 101 quoting serial 605 15/03 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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