CIRA admits pizza delivery driver murder

Kieran McManus
Kieran McManus

The Continuity IRA has admitted killing father-of-one Kieran McManus last weekend.

It is understood the paramilitary group used a recognised codeword to claim responsibilty for the murder of the 26-year-old pizza delivery driver in west Belfast.

The republican group, who were behind the murder of PSNI officer Stephen Carroll in March 2009, said they murdered Mr McManus because of involvement in criminality and “terrorising the community with hatchets, knives and swords”.

In a sinister threat, the group added that any retaliation against its members would be met with “extreme force”.