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Two arrests after death of 29-year-old man in Belfast on Sunday morning


The scene at Titania Street this morning.

The scene at Titania Street this morning.

The scene at Titania Street this morning.

Detectives from the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch have launched a murder investigation after the death of a man in Belfast shortly after midnight.

At around 12:10am this morning police received a report that a man had been injured in a house in Titania Street.

The man, aged 29, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital where he unfortunately died from his injuries a short time later.

Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said: “Two men, aged in their 30s, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and have been taken to Musgrave Police Station for questioning.

“I am appealing for anyone it was in Titania Street late last night or early this morning and who witnessed anything to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference 18 08/04/18. Alternatively information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

East Belfast Ulster Unionist Councillor Sonia Copeland expressed her shock at the news.

“I was shocked to learn of the overnight death of a man at a house in Titania Street off the Cregagh Road," Cllr Copeland said.

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“This is a dreadful event to happen in what is a quiet residential area and I would like to express my condolences to the dead man’s family.

“I know that a Police investigation is ongoing into the circumstances of this man’s death, and I ask anyone who can assist the Police in their investigations to come forward immediately and provide the Police with any information they have.”

Alliance councillor Michael Long said the local community was in shock at the death.

“Any death in suspicious circumstances is traumatic but the loss of a young man’s life is even more distressing. My thoughts go out to the loved ones of the victim," he said.

“Police are currently treating the death as suspicious, and I would ask anyone with information to contact them immediately.”



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