Mourners gather for funeral of Belfast murder victim James Hughes
The funeral is taking place of a murder victim found dead in a Belfast tower block.
James Hughes, 62, was discovered on the 14th floor of Divis Tower on Sunday November 6.
Mr Hughes was a resident of the flats and was found after the alarm was raised by a member of the public.
He was described by friends as a "harmless big guy".
John Leathem, chairman of the Divis and Falls residents association said: "James was a gentleman, he was eccentric in his way, but he wouldn't have done you any harm.
"Whatever happened, one way or the other, he ended up dead."
SDLP councillor Tim Attwood said: "This is a tragic death of a well liked and well loved man. The residents of Divis Tower are deeply shocked by this incident and will do everything they can in support."
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