Northern Ireland

Police renew appeal for information on 'ruthless execution' of Sean Fox in west Belfast

Sean Fox was shot dead in a west Belfast social club last Sunday October 2. Police have renewed their appeal for information on the killing.
Sean Fox was shot dead in a west Belfast social club last Sunday October 2. Police have renewed their appeal for information on the killing. Sean Fox was shot dead in a west Belfast social club last Sunday October 2. Police have renewed their appeal for information on the killing.

POLICE investigating the murder of Sean Fox in west Belfast have renewed their appeal for information on those behind the "ruthless execution" of the father-of-two.

Mr Fox, 42, was shot dead after two gunmen entered the Donegal Celtic Sports and Social Club on Sunday October 2 at around 2.25pm and opened fire.

Police have revealed that both gunmen stood over Mr Fox and continued firing as he lay on the floor of the venue after initially being shot "multiple times".

The pair, who were masked and hooded, had made their way past several people in the venue before identifying their target.

They later fled in the direction of nearby Gweedore Gardens.

A PSNI spokesperson said a reward of up to £20,000 is being offered by the Crimestoppers charity for anonymous information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those behind the killing.

"This was a calculated, planned, ruthless execution. It was carried out in broad daylight and in the presence of others," a PSNI spokesperson said, adding that the murder had left "a whole community in shock".

"We are continuing to appeal for information and would ask anyone who was in the Donegal Celtic Sports and Social Club and who witnessed what happened, or who may have mobile footage, to contact us.

Information can be passed by calling 101 or online through the Major Incident Public Portal Link at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/PSNI22R23-PO1.