Renewed Appeal For Information On Murder Of James Donegan

The PSNI have issued a fresh appeal for information on the murder of James Donegan, who was shot dead outside a school in West Belfast on Tuesday 04 December, 2018.

The 43-year-old father, known as Jim, was murdered as he sat waiting to pick up his 13-year-old son in his red Porsche Panamera, registration JDZ34, on the Glen Road in west Belfast. The "chilling and brutal execution" was carried out by a lone gunman in front of hundreds of innocent school children and their parents.

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Montgomery said: "I have always stated it is my belief that the information required to finding those involved in Jim's murder lies within the community and I am appealing to people living in the area to cast their minds back to that day. You may think something you saw was insignificant but it may be the final piece of the jigsaw needed.
News Image
"We also released images of a man we believe may be a potential witness in April of this year and I am today calling again on this individual or indeed anyone who thinks they may know them to get in touch as they could potentially help bring this killer to justice.

"In the 2 years since this brutal killing we have made a number of arrests, however, no one has been charged.

"Jim was a husband, a brother, a father to two sons and a stepfather. Ask yourself how you would feel if this was your loved one who was taken away in such a cold and callus fashion? This family deserve answers and the community deserves to have someone who would do such a thing taken off the streets.

"If you have information, call us 101.  Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

"You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form."

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

18 June 2021
99% Of P7 Children Get 1st Preference School
99% of all current Primary 7 children have achieved a place in their first preference school, according to the 2021 post primary transfer process.
15 June 2021
Police Appeal For Information On Incident On Limestone Road
Police have issued an appeal for information on an incident on the Limestone Road in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 15 June. Shortly before 1.30am this morning, officers were called to the junction of the Limestone Road and North Queen Street following reports that a man "had entered a parked car".
17 November 2020
Fresh Appeal For Information On Murder Of Mike Kerr
Police have issued a fresh appeal for information on the murder of Mike Kerr ahead of the first anniversary of his death. Mr Kerr (68) was the victim of a "vicious and cruel attack" at his home in Birch Drive, Bangor sometime between the 17th and 18th November, 2019.
22 June 2021
62-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty In Connection With 'Brutal Domestic Incident'
A 62-year-old man has been sentenced to almost 7 years at Belfast Crown Court after pleading guilty to a number of sexual offences in connection with a brutal domestic incident in May 2020.
22 June 2015
Windows Smashed In Hate Crime Attack
Police have launched an investigation after the windows of a house were smashed in a 'hate crime' attack in Newtownabbey. Three windows were smashed at the property in Cloyne Crescent at around 11.30pm on Sunday. A man and a woman were in the house at the time.