20/06/2024

Arrest Made Over Banbridge Shooting

Detectives investigating a shooting in the Rathfriland Road area of Banbridge in April have made an arrest.

On Wednesday 19 June, officers conducted a search at residential premises in the Dromara area of County Down as part of an ongoing investigation after a man in his 40's was shot in the abdomen by a masked man in a car park at around 8pm on Friday 12 April.
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Detective Inspector Handley said: "Following the search, a man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. He was subsequently released on police bail pending further enquiries. A subsequent search was conducted by officers at a property in the Hillsborough area on Wednesday 19th June. A number of items were seized during the incident.

"To date, we have made four arrests as part of this ongoing investigation. Three men aged 46, 39 and 34 years old who were previously arrested remain on police bail as enquiries continuing. We continue to appeal for information in relation to this investigation and we would be keen to hear from anyone who may be able to assist, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 1683 12/04/24. We would especially like to hear from anyone who may have any CCTV, dash-cam or mobile footage of what happened. This information could greatly help with our enquiries."

Information can be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

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