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Belfast community devastated following discovery of woman's body

Police at the scene where womens body was found in Cuchulainn House. Credit: Press Eye
Police at the scene where womens body was found in Cuchulainn House. Credit: Press Eye

A Belfast community has been left "devastated" after a woman's body in a block of flats.

Police have launched an investigation following the discovery at a flat in Cuchulainn House in the New Lodge area on Thursday morning.

It is understood she was in her 30s.

A PSNI spokesperson added: "A post mortem will be carried out in due course. Enquiries are ongoing."

SDLP councillor for the area, Paul McCusker, said the community has been devastated by the young woman's death.

"This woman had her whole life ahead of her. Whilst the circumstances around her death are unclear, it is extremely sad that her friends and family will be receiving this horrific news," he added.

“The community in the New Lodge is extremely tight knit and many will be devastated to know that a young woman has died in the area. My thoughts go out to anyone who knew and loved her.”

Sinn Fein councillor JJ Magee offered his condolences to the woman's family and friends.

“Police investigations are now underway. My sympathies are with the family, friends and neighbours of this woman at this time," he added.

“I would appeal to anyone with information on what happened to bring it forward to the PSNI.”

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