Police appeal over ‘altercation’ in Jock Davidson murder inquiry

Gerard Davidson, who was shot dead in the markets area of Belfast
Gerard Davidson, who was shot dead in the markets area of Belfast

Detectives investigating the murder of Gerard ‘Jock’ Davidson in Belfast on May 5 have issued a fresh appeal for information.

The former senior IRA figure was shot dead in the Welsh Street area of the Markets as he walked to work around 9am.

Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway said: “I would appeal for information from anyone who saw the shooting or what happened immediately afterwards in Welsh Street.

“I am also keen to speak to anyone who may have any information in relation to any recent incidents, including a potential altercation involving the victim.

“I would appeal to those individuals who may have been involved in this potential altercation to make themselves available to police, as they may be able to help us with our enquiries.”

DCI Galloway added: “Detectives can be contacted at the incident room at Musgrave police station on the non-emergency number 101 or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”