11/05/2016

Daniel Murray Murder: Police Appeal For Information

Police are appealing for information following the murder of Daniel Murray.

Mr Murray, a delivery driver, aged 55, was shot in his car in the Lady Street area of west Belfast on Monday, 09 May.

He was driving a black Ford Focus, vehicle registration number PCZ 8770, and was shot shortly before 10.20pm.

Mr Murray had been in the area after the takeaway restaurant he was working for received an order.

Police believe the call was made from a phone box at the junction of Antrim Road and Cliftonville Road at around 21.58pm.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Richard Campbell, said: "I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in this area or anyone who may have observed anyone acting suspiciously in the Antrim Road/Cliftonville Road area or in the Lady Street area.
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"This was a brutal attack. It has robbed a family of a partner, father and brother and it is important the local community help us find those responsible. I would urge anyone with information to contact detectives on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555 111."

UUP MLA Ross Hussey MLA, said: "Whatever the motivation behind these incidents, it is clear that our society is still blighted by groups who wish to impose their will on communities through both the threat of and use of violence.

"This is why we fought so hard to get these issues onto the Talks agenda last autumn and our stated aim is to rid the country and this island once and for all, of all paramilitary and associated criminal activity.

"We have just had an election in which anyone with a political cause or agenda had the opportunity to present it to the electorate to let them decide if the cause has merit.

"There is simply no justification whatsoever for anyone using violence against any other citizen in this society."

(CD/JP)

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