Belfast Telegraph

Police rule out suspicious circumstances after body found on beach

Police officers have now issued an appeal to help identify the man.

An appeal has been launched to discover the identity of a man who was found dead on a beach in Co Down.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland say they do not believe there are suspicious circumstances around the death.

However, they have issued an appeal to the public to help to identify the man.

The body was discovered by a member of the public at around 5am on Thursday on a  beach in Newcastle, Co Down.

A police investigation into the circumstances is ongoing.

Detective Sergeant Bell has described the man as a white male, aged between 50-70 and wearing a white Ballybunion Golf Club polo shirt.

“We have carried out a number of inquiries at the scene and in the general Newcastle area today and at this stage we do not believe the death of the man to be suspicious,” the officer said.

“Unfortunately we have been unable to identify the deceased and I am appealing for assistance from the public.

“He is a white male, aged between 50-70, bald on top with short grey hair to the sides, of medium build and was found wearing a white Ballybunion Golf Club polo shirt.

“If anyone can help us to identify this gentleman, or has information that could help with our inquiries, please contact officers in Ardmore on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 149 11/10/18.”

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