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Loyalist dies after Carrick shooting

George 'Georgie' Gilmore, a leading loyalist dies after being targeted in a shooting in Carrickfergus.

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Two arrested over George Gilmore murder in Carrick

George 'Geordie' Gilmore was a high profile loyalist from Carrickfergus. Credit: Pacemaker

Detectives investigating the murder of George Gilmore in Carrickfergus have arrested two men.

The men, aged 28 and 35, were detained on Thursday in the greater Belfast area, police said.

Mr Gilmore, 44, died after he was shot in the neck in a car in the Woodburn estate in the Co Antrim town on Monday afternoon.

Detective Inspector Darren McCartney said the men are currently being questioned at Musgrave Serious Crime Suite.

He said: "We are aware that a number of people were in the area at the time of the shooting and would appeal to anyone who witnessed the attack to contact detectives in the incident room on 02890 259542, phone police on 101 quoting serial 605 15/03 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous."

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