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Police appeal for info after 30 calls about Shaw's Bridge body

The PSNI have made a renewed appeal for information about a body discovered in the Lagan River.

The man's body was recovered from the water near Shaw's Bridge in south Belfast on July 14.

Earlier this week police released images of the individual's clothes, showing the jeans, belt and trainers that the man was wearing.

Since making their appeal the PSNI have received just over 30 reports from the public.

Speaking about the investigation the PSNI's Detective Inspector Richard Thornton, the senior investigating officer in the case, said: "During our investigations, we have checked the man’s fingerprints against the Northern Ireland and UK databases, checked missing persons reports, have checked with hospitals and we continue to liaise with An Garda Síochána colleagues.

"While we are not treating this death as suspicious, it is important that we can inform the man's loved ones of his passing. We believe someone out there must know who this man is."

The man was not carrying any identification when he was found, was not wearing any distinctive jewellery and does not have any piercings or tattoos.

Officers believes that he is aged in his fifties, is around 5' 8'' tall, and was wearing a black t-shirt, navy blues jeans, a distinctive dark-coloured belt with a silver rectangular buckle, and navy trainers in a men's size 10.

Anyone with any information or who believes they might know who the man's identity is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting the reference number 522 with the date 14/07/2017.

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