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Murder investigation launched after body found in car in south Belfast

Published 12/04/2015

Police remove a car from Windsor Road, Belfast. Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph.
Police remove a car from Windsor Road, Belfast. Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph.
Police search an apartment block on the Mill road in Comber, Co Down after a body was found in a car in south Belfast, over 30 tactical support group officers conducted searches of the surrounding properties during the operation. Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph.
Police officers removing a bin from the scene at an apartment block on the Mill road in Comber, Co Down in relation to a body found in a car in south Belfast. Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph.
Police search an apartment block on the Mill road in Comber, Co Down after a body was found in a car in south Belfast, over 30 tactical support group officers conducted searches of the surrounding properties during the operation. Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph.
Two people have been arrested after a man's body was discovered in a car parked in the Windsor Road area of the city.
Police search an apartment block on the Mill road in Comber, Co Down after a body was found in a car in south Belfast, over 30 tactical support group officers conducted searches of the surrounding properties during the operation. Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph.
Police search an apartment block on the Mill road in Comber, Co Down after a body was found in a car in south Belfast, over 30 tactical support group officers conducted searches of the surrounding properties during the operation. Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph.

A murder investigation has begun after a man's body was found in the boot of a car in south Belfast.

The man's body was discovered in a car parked on Windsor Road in the Lisburn Road area of the city on Sunday morning.

A man and a woman in their 20’s have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police are also examining a scene at Church Gate apartments in the Mill Street area of Comber.

Detective Chief Inspector John McVea said,"I appeal to anyone who was in or around the Church Gate Studios late last night or earlier this morning and heard a disturbance or noted any suspicious activity to contact Detectives at Newtownards 101."

Belfast SDLP councilllor Declan Boyle expressed his shock at the discovery of the body and urged people to help police with their enquiries.

''The entire community is in shock after the discovery of the body in the Windsor Road area off Lisburn Road on Sunday morning. I would like to express my sympathy to the family of this young man as they come to terms with this sudden loss.

"I urge anyone who was in the Windsor Road area last night to contact the police if they saw any suspicious activity last night or early Sunday morning," he said.

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