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Police appeal for public's help in identifying man found at Shaw's Bridge

Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body in the Shaw's Bridge area of south Belfast.

The PSNI have appealed for the help of the public in identifying the man's body which was discovered earlier this afternoon.

It is believed that the man may have gone missing within the last 24 to 48 hours, and people are asked to think about family members, friends and neighbours that they may not have heard from or seen, and to check in with them.

Speaking about the discovery, Sergeant White said: “We think this gentleman is from the local area and may have walked to Shaw’s Bridge.

“He is in his late 50s, of average build, 5’ 8” in height, clean-shaven with short greying hair. He was wearing navy jeans, a long-sleeved, dark grey top and size 10 grey and navy trainers. He also has a bandage on his left, upper arm – which could be for a muscle injury."

The only personal item police found on the man was his house key.

A post-mortem is due to be carried out but the death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

Anyone with information that could lead to his identification has been asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 522 of 14/7/17.

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