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Colin Lindsay murder: Feelings run high as Belvoir residents left in shock over slaying

By David Young

Published 09/07/2015

Police cordon off the area around Kirkistown Walk
Police cordon off the area around Kirkistown Walk

There was a palpable sense of fear in air in the Belvoir estate last night as residents gathered in the wake of the savage attack.

Four policemen stood guard at the rear of the small bungalow in Kirkistown Walk, while eight were outside its front.

A broken rear window bore witness to the violent scene that had played out in the small cul-de-sac. Inside, there was a grim scene of blood, according to some of those present.

An eyewitness at the scene said: "I was told a man was seen at the scene wielding a sword - and that there's one man dead and another critical in hospital."

One photographer who rushed to the scene spoke of his fear as some people in an angry crowd pulled at his car door in a bid to make him leave the area.

"The residents were not allowing cars to enter the street.

"They really didn't want us around," he said.

"I had to get out of the street fast."

As night fell clusters of youths, male and female, began to gather on nearby street corners close to the murder scene.

The Belvoir estate in south Belfast is a 1960s housing development - a mix of houses, flats and bungalows, home to a long-established loyalist community that has been no stranger to violence over the decades.

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