Funeral details for murder victim announced as suspect released

Police officers search a house in the Lower Falls road area of Belfast as they arrest a man over the murder of Belfast takeaway driver Dan Murray. Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police officers search a house in the Lower Falls road area of Belfast as they arrest a man over the murder of Belfast takeaway driver Dan Murray. Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye

The funeral of the west Belfast man gunned down earlier this week as he delivered a takeaway meal will be held on Monday.

Daniel Murray had been lured to Lady Street by a bogus call before being shot dead.

The 55-year-old’s funeral service will be held at mid-day in Holy Trinity, one week after his murder.

Mr Murray had been driving his black Ford Focus car when he was murdered shortly before 10.20pm on Monday, May 9.

A 53-year-old man arrested in west Belfast on Thursday was released unconditionally yesterday afternoon.

Another man, aged 38, who was detained on Wednesday has also been released unconditionally.

In a fresh appeal for information yesterday, Detective Chief Inspector Richard Campbell said: “This was a brutal attack. It has robbed a family of a partner, father and brother and it is important the local community help us find those responsible. I would urge anyone with information to contact detectives on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555 111.”