Northern Ireland

Edward Gibson murder: Fourth arrest over Belfast shooting

Edward Gibson
Image caption Edward Gibson was shot and fatally wounded in a west Belfast alleyway on Friday evening

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in a west Belfast gun attack at the weekend have made a fourth arrest.

Edward Gibson was shot in his stomach and thigh in an alleyway beside Divis Tower on Friday and died in hospital.

Officers arrested a 57-year-old man in west Belfast on Monday afternoon.

They are also continuing to question a 30-year-old man who was one of three people arrested shortly after the attack. The two others were released.

The 30-year-old man has been receiving hospital treatment for stab wounds.

The others, a 31-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man, were released on Sunday pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

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Image caption Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them

Police said they did not believe dissident republicans were involved in the attack, but have not ruled out a punishment-style attack.

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