22/02/2018

Man Arrested By Police Investigating Raymond Johnston Murder

A man has been arrested by police investigating the murder of Raymond Johnston.

Mr Johnston, aged 28, was fatally shot at a house in Glenbawn Avenue in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on Tuesday, 13 February.

The 34-year-old suspect has been detained under the Terrorism Act and is being questioned at Musgrave Police Station.

The arrest was made following a number of planned searches in the area.

A number of items were removed for forensic examination.
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Detective Inspector Geoff Boyce said: "We are determined to catch those responsible and give justice to the Johnston family and while we have made progress in the investigation, we still need help from the community.

"Did you see Raymond the day he was murdered? Can you remember where and when you saw him, and who was he with?

"I am appealing to any members of the public that had contact with Raymond, or anyone who was in the area at any time on Tuesday 13 February and had a dash cam fitted in their vehicles to contact us."

(CD/LM)

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