Man arrested over murder of father outside school

A man has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a father outside a school in Belfast.

Jim Donegan, 43, was shot dead as he waited to collect his 13-year-old son from St Mary’s Christian Brothers Grammar School in west Belfast in December.

Detectives investigating the murder arrested a 63-year-old man at Musgrave Police Station on Monday morning under anti-terrorism legislation.

He remains in custody at this time.

Shooting in West Belfast
The Police Service for Northern Ireland issued CCTV footage of a man wearing a hi-viz jacket who detectives wanted to speak to in connection with the shooting of Jim Donegan (PSNI/PA).

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Montgomery said: “Jim was brutally murdered as he sat in his car outside a school on the Glen Road in West Belfast on December 4 2018.

“I would continue to urge anyone who has any information, or who witnessed the murder, to contact the police on 101.

“If someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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