Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 3 September 2015

Police investigate man's death

Published 08/07/2013

Police are investigating the sudden death of a man in east Belfast.

The man, who was in his 20s, died on Sunday and forensic tests are being carried out to establish the cause.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) spokeswoman confirmed two men have been arrested on suspicion of possession of class A and B drugs and possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs in connection with the sudden death.

They are both in custody and are currently assisting police with their inquiries.

At this stage, the man's death is not being linked with the unexplained deaths of eight people in their 20s and 30s in Greater Belfast and Coleraine in recent weeks.

Police said the cause of each death is still under investigation and officers are awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

Health authorities had raised concerns about green coloured ecstasy-type tablets with a castle or crown logo, however last week the PSNI said they did not believe a single killer drug was responsible for the eight deaths.

Earlier, community groups across east Belfast gathered to call for an end to drug dealing.

Mark Houston, director of the East Belfast Mission which organised the event, said: "The community is united against this. There is a message to those who are supplying and dealing these things - the community does not want it."

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