Dissident republican murder victim Joe Reilly

Dissident republican murder victim Joe Reilly

DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team probing the dissident republican murder of drug dealer Joe Reilly in almost two months ago have made an arrested.

The PSNI say a 32-year-old man was arrested in the Newtownabbey area this morning.

He has been taken to the serious crime custody suite at Musgrave Street police station in Belfast for questioning.

Reilly was shot dead at a house in Glenwood Court in Poleglas, west Belfast at 8 pm on Thursday, October 20.

Police have recently appealed for information about a person seen on a bicycle in the area immediately after 43 year old Reilly was shot at his home.

During a revisit to the scene a week later, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery said: “I am appealing to anyone who knows anything about someone on a push bike or saw a person on a bike in the Bell Steel Road area immediately after the shooting.

“This bike may have been in the Glenwood area.

“I need to speak to anyone who saw the bike, who was on it or where it went.

“Our revisit to the scene was productive.

“But we need more assistance from the community if we are going to take the gun which killed Joe off the streets and put his killers in front of a court.”

Anyone with information can contact detectives on the non-emergency number 101 or speak anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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