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Police's plea over Westlink death teenager

By Staff Reporter

Published 14/10/2016

Police investigating the death of a homeless teenager who plunged from a bridge over Belfast's busy Westlink have appealed for information
Police investigating the death of a homeless teenager who plunged from a bridge over Belfast's busy Westlink have appealed for information

Police investigating the death of a homeless teenager who plunged from a bridge over Belfast's busy Westlink have appealed for information.

Nathan Ritchie, from Bangor, had been struggling with mental health and drug issues.

The 19-year-old died close to the Divis Street Bridge on Thursday, September 29, shortly before 10pm.

A PSNI officer said: "We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw Nathan before the incident.

"If you saw him either in the vicinity of the Divis Street Bridge or in the surrounding area prior to this, get in touch. He was wearing black Nike trainers, grey tracksuit bottoms, a Mackenzie track top and a blue Regatta hooded lightweight waterproof jacket."

Police are also keen to trace the driver of a black Jeep/people carrier-type vehicle who may have been on the Westlink at the time of the incident and may be able to assist their enquiries.

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