06/12/2021

Renewed Appeal For Information On 2018 Murder Of James Donegan

Detectives investigating the 2018 murder of James Donegan have renewed an appeal for information.

James Dongan (43), known as Jim, was shot dead as he waited to collect his son outside his school on Tuesday 04 December, 2018.

Jim was sitting inside his red Porsche Panamera, registration JDZ34, on the Glen Road, when a lone gunman approached the vehicle and opened fire, in front of hundreds of schoolchildren and their parents.

Issuing a fresh appeal for information, Detective Chief Inspector Phelan said: "This ruthless execution was carried out in broad daylight by a lone gunman in front of hundreds of innocent schoolchildren and their parents. He didn't care who saw him or whom he traumatised. He showed total contempt for anyone who was in the vicinity.
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"I believe that the information police require lies within the community and today I am making an appeal to the community: if you have any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please come forward to police. Help us to bring this cold-blooded murderer to justice."

Detective Chief Inspector Phelan continued: "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 callous fashion. Jim's family deserve answers and justice.

"If you have information, call police on 101 or submit a report online at www.psni.police.uk/makeareport."

Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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