Police to reinvestigate murder of Glengormley teenager

Gavin Brett, who was killed in July 2001 in a drive by shooting by the loyalist paramilitry group The Red Hand Defenders.
Gavin Brett, who was killed in July 2001 in a drive by shooting by the loyalist paramilitry group The Red Hand Defenders.

THE police are to reinvestigate the murder of Glengormley teenager Gavin Brett, ten years after the brutal killing.

The Glengormley High School boy was gunned down by a loyalist hit squad as he stood with Catholic friends outside St Enda’s GAA Club on the Hightown Road on July 29, 2001.

The 18-year-old’s friend, Michael Farrell, was seriously injured in the attack.

Last Friday, August 5, the PSNI confirmed it had reviewed the case and that it would now be investigated by detectives from its Serious Crime Branch. The shooting was claimed by the Red Hand Defenders, a cover name used by the UDA.

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