Northern Ireland

Michael McGibbon murder: Funeral held in north Belfast

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Media captionMourners attended the funeral for Michael McGibbon at Holy Cross Church, close to where he lived

The funeral for Michael McGibbon, who was murdered in Ardoyne in north Belfast last Friday, has taken place.

Mr McGibbon, 33, was shot in the legs in an alleyway at Butler Place.

He later died from his injuries in Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital.

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Image caption Michael McGibbon died after an attack in an alleyway at Butler Place

Police said his killing bore the hallmarks of a paramilitary murder.

A funeral mass for Mr McGibbon was held at Holy Cross Church, close to where he lived on the Crumlin Road.

He was married with a young family.

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Image caption Mr McGibbon's wife and young children followed his coffin at the funeral in north Belfast

Police have said Mr McGibbon had contacted them to say two masked men had arrived at his house on the evening of Thursday 14 April.

The men ordered him to come out of the house but he refused, and they told him they would return.

Mr McGibbon's murder has been referred to the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.

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Image caption Mr McGibbon was shot and died from his injuries at the Royal Victoria Hospital

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