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Geordie Gilmore dies after gun attack

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man shot in a gun attack in Carrickfergus has died. The victim had been named locally as Geordie Gilmore. He was blasted as he sat in a car in the Pinewood Avenue area of Carrick at around 2.15pm yesterday. The gunman is believed to have fled the scene on foot. He had been a well-known figure in the Co Antrim town and his murder has sparked fears of a bloody feud erupting. Police have confirmed they have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 44-year-old man who was shot in Carrickfergus yesterday afternoon. Geordie Gilmore Head of Serious Crime Branch Detective Chief Superintendent Raymond Murray said: “Our thoughts are with the Gilmore family at this time as they come to terms with their loss. “We are still at an early stage of the investigation, which is now a murder investigation, … Continue reading

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Stone throwing yobs at train halt ‘risked causing derailment’

Appeal: Roy Beggs Vandals who threw stones onto a railway platform in Carrickfergus could have derailed a train, the PSNI have said. Police say that stones were removed from the walls around Clipperstown Halt and thrown down steps on to the station platform sometime between the evening of Saturday, March 18 and early on Sunday, March 19. They are now appealing for information following a report of suspicious activity on the railway tracks. Sergeant Emma Spence warned that those involved were putting lives at risk. “This is such a potentially dangerous and foolhardy activity and those involved are putting their lives and the lives of other rail users at risk,” she said. “If one of the stones had fallen onto the track, there is a possibility it could have derailed a train. “The last thing any of us wants to see is a tragedy on our railways.” Translink inspector Colin … Continue reading

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Carrickfergus shooting victim Geordie Gilmore dies – police launch murder probe

Gun victim Geordie Gilmore The son of Carrickfergus shooting victim Geordie Gilmore has branded those behind his father’s murder as “cowards”. Mr Gilmore was shot in the neck as he sat in a car in the Pinewood Avenue area of the Co Antrim town on Monday at around 2.15pm. The 44-year-old is believed to have been involved in a loyalist feud in the town. Geordie Gilmore’s son in online tribute following his father’s murder. He was rushed to hospital in a serious condition and put into intensive care, he later passed away. The gunman is thought to have made off on foot from the scene. On Tuesday police launched a murder investigation describing the killing as a ruthless attack in broad daylight. On Sunday night, the former UDA ‘commander’ taunted paramilitaries. He posted on Facebook: “The day of the UDA putting people out of Carrick are over.” Following his death, … Continue reading

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PSNI launch murder investigation after shooting victim Geordie Gilmore dies

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man shot in a gun attack in Carrickfergus has died. The victim had been named locally as Geordie Gilmore. He was blasted as he sat in a car in the Pinewood Avenue area of Carrick at around 2.15pm yesterday. The gunman is believed to have fled the scene on foot. He had been a well-known figure in the Co Antrim town and his murder has sparked fears of a bloody feud erupting. Police have confirmed they have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 44-year-old man who was shot in Carrickfergus yesterday afternoon. Geordie Gilmore Head of Serious Crime Branch Detective Chief Superintendent Raymond Murray said: “Our thoughts are with the Gilmore family at this time as they come to terms with their loss. “We are still at an early stage of the investigation, which is now a murder investigation, … Continue reading

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East Antrim MLA extends invite for ‘Workshy William’ to visit Carrickfergus

The Duke of Cambridge has found himself on thin ice after it emerged he skipped a major Commonwealth Day event to go on a ski trip. The Prince found himself branded ‘Workshy William’ and ‘Throne Idle’ after it was revealed he had been partying on a ‘lads only’ trip in the Swiss resort of Verbier while his wife Kate stayed at home with their children, and just hours before fellow Royals attended a Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey. Pictures of Prince William high-fiving Australian model Sophie Taylor made front page news while videos of him ‘dad dancing’ in a night club also went viral online. According to listings in the Court Circular, this year Prince William has performed just 13 royal duties compared to 24 by his 90-year-old grandmother, The Queen, who was sick for most of January. The UUP’s Roy Beggs said he would prefer it if Prince William … Continue reading

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