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Detectives treat man's death in east Belfast as 'suspicious'

By Staff Reporter

The death of a man aged in his 40s in east Belfast is being treated as suspicious by detectives.

His body was found in a house in Chobham Street on Christmas Day.

A post-mortem examination is to be carried out to determine the cause and time of death.

The area close to the Upper Newtownards Road was cordoned off by police as detectives and forensic officers carried out their investigations.

DUP councillor for the area, Jim Rodgers, said he was "deeply concerned" by the development.

"This is just terrible news, especially over Christmas," he said.

"My thoughts are with this man's family. It is too early to speculate about what has happened. I hope that anyone with information will contact police," he added.

Detectives can be contacted on the non-emergency police number 101, or information can be passed confidentially through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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