Northern Ireland

Bobby Moffett murder: man arrested in Antrim

Bobby Moffett
Image caption Bobby Moffett was shot dead by two masked gunmen last year

A man has been arrested by police investigating the murder of loyalist Bobby Moffett in Belfast last year.

Mr Moffett, 43, a former loyalist prisoner, was shot dead on the Shankill Road, in the west of the city, by two masked gunmen on 28 May.

The Independent Monitoring Commission said the murder was sanctioned by Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) leaders.

No-one has been charged with the murder to date, although there have been a number of previous arrests.

There were calls for the UVF to disband after the murder, including from the man who founded its modern incarnation, Gusty Spence.

Hundreds of people attended a vigil for Mr Moffett in the Shankill area days after his murder.

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