Northern Ireland

Man and woman arrested over Gerard Reid murder

Gerar Reid
Image caption Gerard Reid was found murdered in a flat

Police investigating the murder of Gerard Reid in west Belfast have arrested a 30-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man.

Mr Reid, known locally as "Rico", was found dead in a flat in Ardmonagh Parade, Turf Lodge, on Thursday morning.

His death is being treated as murder following a post-mortem examination on Friday.

Details of how he died have still not been released.

Police are trying to track Mr Reid's movements and believe he was in the Springfield Road area on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Detective Chief Inspector Garry Eaton said: "We are still trying to gather all the relevant information in relation to this incident and we are particularly keen to trace Mr Reid's movements on Wednesday afternoon and into the evening.

"We believe he was in the Springfield Road area and we are keen to speak to anyone who has any knowledge as to his movements and whereabouts at this time.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at the incident room at Antrim Road station by calling 0845 600 8000 extension 18434."

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