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Police launch murder investigation after death of Paul McCready

Mr McCready from north Belfast died in hospital after an altercation in Donegall Street

Police have named the murder victim who died after an altercation in Belfast city centre as 31-year-old Paul McCready.

Mr McCready from north Belfast was injured in the incident near the Northern Whig bar in the Donegall Street area at around 12.50am on Sunday.

A 30-year-old man who was arrested at the scene remains in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoffrey Boyce is continuing to appeal for witnesses.

“We know that a large number of people were in the vicinity of the Donegall Street/Waring Street junction at around the time the altercation took place," he said.

"I would appeal to those people who have not yet gotten in touch with the investigation team to please do so. We are keen to gather as much information as possible about the circumstances and events that occurred here early this morning."

Sinn Fein MLA for North Belfast Caral Ni Chuilin passed on her condolences to the family.

"The death of a 31-year-old man following an altercation close to Donegall Street in Belfast city centre has shocked local people," she said.

"My thoughts and sympathies are with the family of this man at this time.

"I would appeal for anyone with information on this incident to come forward and contact the police."

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