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Friday, 16 March 2007

Arrest follows suspicious death in Cliftonville

A 28 year old man is in custody following the suspicious death of a man in Cliftonville. The incident has triggered an investigation involving in excess of 50 police officers.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on Thursday on the body of the 26-year-old, found in a flat in Athelstan Road on Wednesday night.

Witnesses report having seen the victim involved in argument in Athelstan Road earlier on Wednesday. More than two people are reported to have been involved.

Det Ch Insp Jon Bumpus said: "Although we have one man in custody, this arrest forms part of the investigation into this murder which is ongoing and still in its early stages. We would still like to talk to anyone who can help."

The victim has yet to be named.