Northern Ireland

Kieran McManus murder: Police in CCTV appeal on anniversary

Media captionDetectives have released CCTV footage that shows Kieran McManus shortly before he was killed

Police have renewed an appeal for information to trace the killers of a pizza delivery driver in west Belfast, on the first anniversary of his murder.

Kieran McManus, 26, was shot dead outside Domino's Pizza on Kennedy Way.

Detectives want information about the movements of a maroon Vauxhall Astra found burned out a short time later.

The senior investigating officer in the case said it was a "ruthless and reckless attack, given the number of people in the area at the time".

'Challenging investigation'

Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway said they had released CCTV footage that showed Mr McManus in his uniform at a filling station shortly before returning to the fast food outlet where he was murdered.

"I would ask everyone in this community to look at these images and think about the fact that a short time later, Kieran was dead," he said.

"I would ask them to think about Kieran and his family, and the needless pain they have suffered over the past year.

"Those responsible for this ruthless murder will only be brought before the courts if people with information work with police.

"In the past year we have interviewed 107 civilian witnesses, conducted nine searches and made one arrest. We are ready and willing to progress this challenging investigation but we need people to work with us."

The father-of-one was originally from the Turf Lodge area of west Belfast.

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