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Belfast car park murder victim named

PSNI say 'race not an issue'

The man who died after being stabbed in Belfast on Sunday night has been named as Hazem Ahmed Ghreir.

The man, who is in his 30s, was stabbed to death  in the Downshire Place area near Bruce Street at around 10.45pm.

Detective Inspector Darren McCartney of the Serious Crime Branch is leading the investigation.

He said that the PSNI "do not believe race was an issue" and "are not treating this matter as a hate crime" at this stage.

Releasing the victim's name, the officer appealed to the public to help with their probe into the death.

Det Ins McCartney stated: "We are continuing to investigate the murder of Hazem, who was in his 30s, and we would appeal to anyone who was in the Downshire Place vicinity of Great Victoria Street last night at around 10.45pm to contact police.

"I would also ask anyone who has any footage captured from the incident to get in touch."

An 18-year-old man arrested last night remains in custody at Musgrave PSNI station and is assisting police with their enquiries, the officer added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at the incident room at Musgrave Street on 101 or, if you would prefer to remain anonymous please phone Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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