28/10/2016

Police Retrace Steps Of Two Killers In Joe Reilly Murder Probe

Police have retraced the steps of two murderers in connection with the killing of Joe Reilly in west Belfast.

Mr Reilly, 43, was shot twice in the chest in his home last Thursday, 20 October, while two other people were forced to lie on the kitchen floor.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery, said: "We are still in the early stages of this investigation. Some progress has been made but we need more assistance from the community.

"Thanks to the response to our appeal last week a number of witnesses have come forward. We now have a clearer picture of where the killers went after the murder. We believe they came out of the front door of Joe Reilly’s house at 1 Glenwood Court around 8pm and ran along Glenwood Drive into Laurelbank heading towards the Bell Steel Road.
News Image
"We need to know what happened next: did they get into a car or did they continue on foot along to the Bell Steel Road or cross the Pantridge Road into Colin Mill?

"We are also interested in confirming how they arrived at Joe Reilly’s house: did they walk there or were they dropped off from vehicle nearby?

"Information from the community has enabled us to identify the type of clothing the killers were wearing: both were wearing half-zip hooded sports tops and skin tight jogging bottoms. Both had their faces covered and at least one had a Celtic scarf up over his face and was wearing dark rimmed glasses.

"We need to know where these men came from before the shooting, where they went afterwards and we want to speak to anyone who recognises the clothing. We have issued a photo of similar type clothing and would ask people with information to contact us at Musgrave police station on 101."

(CD)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

28 September 2017
Man Dies In Co Antrim Road Crash
A man has died in a collision in Co Antrim. The crash happened on the Tornagrough Road in Hannahstown just before 8am on Wednesday, 27 September. Police are working to establish the circumstances of the collision and identify all of the vehicles involved. The PSNI are appealing for witnesses to contact them.
19 September 2018
Up To 100 Roads Closed As Storm Ali Hits NI
A growing number of roads across Northern Ireland are closed due to adverse weather conditions as a result of Storm Ali.
20 September 2018
Number Of Roads Remain Closed Following Storm Ali
A number of roads remain closed across Northern Ireland following the damage caused by Storm Ali. The following roads are still closed, however the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) is working to clear the obstructions along with its multiagency partners.
23 July 2019
Other News In Brief
SDLP Condemn West Belfast Shooting An SDLP Councillor for west Belfast has condemned a shooting in the area on Monday evening which left a man in critical condition. The incident on the Springfield Road saw the 30-year-old victim chased before being shot a number of times. The suspect is believed to have fled the scene on foot along Kashmir Road.
19 July 2019
Ballagh Road Closed Following Crash
The PSNI have issued an appeal for information following a serious road traffic collision in Newcastle, Co Down. The Ballagh Road has been closed and motorists are being advised to avoid the area. A PSNI spokesman said: "Motorists are advised that the Ballagh Road, Newcastle is closed due to a serious road traffic collision this afternoon.