Belfast Telegraph

Police release photos of dead man's clothes in bid to identify body in Lagan

Photographs of an unknown dead man's clothes have been released by police as they try to identify him.

The man's body was found in the river Lagan near Shaw's Bridge in Belfast on Friday but only a door key was found on him.

He is said to have been a white man in his 50s, stocky, about 5ft 8in with short brown hair which was going grey at the sides.

The man also had an appendix scar and had two compression bandages on his upper left arm.

He was wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, a black belt with a silver buckle and black and silver trainers.

Superintendent Melanie Jones appealed for members of the public to think about family, friends or neighbours who may fit the description and who have not been seen for a few days.

"We desperately want to reunite this man with his friends and family," she said.

"He died alone. Our priority now is to get this man reunited with his friends and family so he can be put to rest with dignity."

Supt Jones appealed for people to take the time to call to anyone they think matches the description as efforts continue to identify the man.

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