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Investigation after man found dead in east Belfast

Forensic officers at the scene. Credit: UTV

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in east Belfast.

It happened in the Kings Road area on Thursday evening.

Peter McReynolds from the Alliance Party said the man was aged in his 40s, and his body was discovered close to flats near Granton Park around 8.15pm.

The councillor said there is shock in the local community.

“Although details have yet to be confirmed, there is shock in the local community at this incident,” said Mr McReynolds.

“My thoughts are with the loved ones of the victim. Tullycarnet is a tight-knit community and a life has been lost on the streets there tonight.”

Forensic officers have attended the scene overnight.

A spokesperson for the PSNI said: “Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man at Kings Road, east Belfast.

“Enquiries are continuing and there are no further details at this stage.”