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Appeal for help in identifying body found in the woods

By Staff Reporter

Police are appealing for information after a man's body was found yesterday in a wooded area near Shaw's Bridge on the River Lagan in Belfast.

The man has not been identified. Police are not treating his death as suspicious. A post-mortem examination is to be carried out to ascertain how he died.

PSNI spokesman Sergeant White said: "We believe this gentleman may have gone missing within the last 24 to 48 hours and we are asking the public to think about any family members, neighbours or friends that they haven't seen or heard from - and to check that they are safe. We think this gentleman is from the local area and may have walked to Shaw's Bridge.

"He is in his late 50s, average build, 5ft 8ins in height, clean-shaven with short greying hair. He was wearing navy jeans, a long-sleeved, dark grey top and size 10 grey and navy trainers. He had a bandage on his left, upper arm - which could be from a muscle injury."

The officer said the man had no items that could help with identification.

"If anyone believes they can help police identify this gentleman or if you have information that could help with our enquiries, please contact us on 101."

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