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Police name man who died after incident in south Belfast

Another man has been charged with manslaughter.

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Edward Kelly appeared at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with manslaughter (PA)

Edward Kelly appeared at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with manslaughter (PA)

Edward Kelly appeared at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with manslaughter (PA)

Police have named the man who died after an incident in south Belfast on Friday as David McConville.

Mr McConville, 34, was injured during the incident in the Abingdon Drive area on Friday and died in hospital on Monday, police said.

Edward James Kelly, 30, of Felt Street in the city, appeared at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with manslaughter in relation to Mr McConville’s death.

He was remanded in custody.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about what happened to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil McGuinness said an incident took place at about 8pm outside an address in Abingdon Drive on Friday.

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“Officers attended, along with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, and David was taken to hospital having sustained a serious head injury.

“Tragically, he passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday 30 May.

“A 30-year-old man, charged with manslaughter, appeared before Belfast Magistrates’ Court earlier today.

“Our inquiries continue and I would reiterate our appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

“If you were in the area around that time on Friday and if you saw or heard anything untoward, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please get in touch. Contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 1997 of 27/05/22.”


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