Man and woman held in Michael McGibbon murder inquiry

Dissidents blamed after father-of-four shot several times in Belfast’s Ardoyne on April 15th

The funeral of Michael McGibbon being held at the Holy Cross Church in Belfast last April. File photograph: PA

The funeral of Michael McGibbon being held at the Holy Cross Church in Belfast last April. File photograph: PA

 

A man and woman have been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Michael McGibbon in north Belfast.

The 33-year-old father-of-four died after being shot several times in the leg in Butler Place in Ardoyne on April 15th last.

The suspects, both aged 35, were arrested in north Belfast on Wednesday morning and have been taken to Musgrave police station for questioning.

Taxi driver and former chef Mr McGibbon was shot in an alleyway 24 hours after two men went to his house to threaten him.

Dissident republicans have been blamed.

Press Association