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Man held on suspicion of 'paramilitary-style' murder

Father-of-four Michael McGibbon was killed in an alley in the Ardoyne area of Belfast. Credit: UTV

A man has been arrested following the murder of a taxi driver in what has been described as a 'paramilitary-style' attack.

The victim, father-of-four Michael McGibbon, 33, was shot several times in an alleyway on Friday night in the nationalist republican Ardoyne area.

According to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) a 34-year-old man is being quizzed in connection with the shooting and has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Detective Superintendent John McVea said the shooting, which happened shortly after 10pm on Friday, had all the hallmarks of a paramilitary-style murder that "robbed a family of a treasured husband and father".