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Two arrested in connection with man blasted to death in Belfast

Edward Gibson
Edward Gibson

Two people have been arrested in the probe for the killers of father of one Edward Gibson. Two arrests in murder probe

The 28 year old died after he was shot in the stomach and thigh in west Belfast last October.

In a police operation on both sides of the border a 47 year old man was arrested in Donegal on Wednesday morning. He is being detained at Ballyshannon Garda Station.

In Belfast detectives from PSNI Serious Crime Branch arrested a 56 year old woman who was taken to Musgrave Station for questioning.

One man has already been charged with the murder, which took place in Clonfadden Crescent on October 24 last year. It’s claimed it was linked to a fight earlier that day.

Malachy Goodman of Rockmore Road in Belfast is facing charges of murder, possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Paul Burns, 31, of no fixed abode, has also been charged with threatening to kill Gibson as he lay dying in the Emergency Department of the Royal Victoria Hospital.

The officer leading the PSNI investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway, said following the most recent arrests: “Although one man has been charged with Edward Gibson’s murder, this investigation is continuing.

“Our enquiries have led us to the Republic and we are working closely with colleagues in An Garda Siochana. “

I would continue to appeal to anyone with information about Mr Gibson’s murder to come forward to police.”