Man appears in court charged with murder after body found in Belfast house

The man's body was discovered on Oakley Street in north Belfast Credit: UTV

A Lithuanian man has been charged with the murder of another man whose body was found in a house in Belfast.

Sarunas Nauburaitis, 34, of Oakley Street in the north of the city, appeared at Belfast Magistrates' Court by videolink from the PSNI's specialist Covid-19custody suite.

The court heard that he walked into a police station on Saturday night andindicated to staff that he had "carried out certain actions".

Nauburaitis wore a mask over his mouth during the short hearing on Wednesday morning.

The court heard that he has been charged with murder of a man between 15 and 20 May.

It comes following the discovery of a body at a house in Oakley Street onSaturday.

A PSNI detective inspector told the court he believed he could connect theaccused with the charge.

The court heard that officers are working with overseas agencies to confirm the identity of the deceased man.

No bail application was made.

Nauburaitis is due to reappear before the court by videolink on June 24.