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Kieran McManus murder: Police release new CCTV footage

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Media captionPolice have released CCTV footage connected to the murder of Kieran McManus four years ago

Police have released new CCTV footage connected to the murder of a pizza delivery man in Belfast in March 2013.

Kieran McManus, 26, died after being shot outside a Domino's Pizza outlet near Kennedy Way.

The video shows the car his attackers used being driven into a lane shortly before Mr McManus was killed.

The maroon-coloured Vauxhall Astra car is seen reversing a short distance in the DC Enterprise Centre's car park into a lane at the side of Carpetland.

Police said it remained in this location for approximately 25 minutes as the gunmen waited until Mr McManus approached his silver Volkswagen Passat car parked outside the pizzeria.

Image caption Kieran McManus was killed on a Saturday night four years ago

He was shot by a man who got out of the Astra at 23.20 GMT on 30 March 2013. Kieran died in hospital a short time after the attack.

The car was abandoned and burnt out in Denewood Park, off the Andersonstown Road, shortly after the murder.

Kieran's mother, Sally McManus, said: "It is four years since Kieran's murder and the pain of that is still very much with me, more so because his killers have not yet been brought to court.

"I know there are people who know who killed Kieran and I urge them to please pass this information any way they can to police, so that those responsible can be brought to justice."

Police are asking the community for any new information about the maroon Astra car, before or after the shooting.

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Image caption A police officer at the scene of the fatal shooting

Det Ch Insp Justyn Galloway said: "Today we are releasing previously unseen CCTV footage of the car the gunman and his accomplices were in as they lay in wait for Kieran who, at the time of his murder, was working as a delivery driver."

He said the lane beside Carpetland, where the Astra car reversed into, was rarely used.

"The attackers parked here cold-heartedly waiting for Kieran," he said.

"I appreciate the CCTV images are of poor quality but I am hoping that seeing the car reversing into the alleyway will jog the memories of anyone in the car park that night or anyone who witnessed it parked in the lane.

"It also shows the gunmen pulling up behind Kieran's car and shooting him at close range before driving off."

He said police had "a clear picture of what happened to Kieran, but we need to know about the movements of the car prior to the shooting, who was in it, and where it was kept in the days leading up to the murder".

Mr Galloway said the car was stolen from Banbridge Leisure Centre on 24 September, 2012.

He added said that since the beginning of the investigation, the PSNI had interviewed 228 people, conducted 14 searches and made two arrests.

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