Man arrested over Gilmore murder released

Geordie Gilmore who was shot in the neck in Carrick.
Geordie Gilmore who was shot in the neck in Carrick.

A 23-year-old man arrested following the murder of a prominent loyalist in Northern Ireland has been released unconditionally, the PSNI has said.

The man was arrested in relation to the murder of George Gilmore, 44, who died in hospital on March 14 after being shot in the neck while driving his car in Carrickfergus the previous afternoon.

A police spokesperson said: “A 23 year old man, arrested following the murder of George Gilmore in Carrickfergus on Monday 13 March has been released unconditionally.”

Two men charged with the murder appeared at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.