PSNI appeal for help in identifying body of man in Belfast

House key recovered from man’s clothing but no item that could help identify him

The discovery is not being treating as suspicious for the time being

The discovery is not being treating as suspicious for the time being

 

Police in south Belfast are appealing for help identifying the body of a man found close to the Shaw’s Bridge area of the city on Friday afternoon.

They believe he may have gone missing within the last 24 to 48 hours, was from the local area and walked to the bridge.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said they recovered only a house key from the man’s clothing and nothing that could help identify him.

He was described as being in his late 50s, of average build, and 5 foot 8 inches in height. He was clean-shaven with short greying hair.

He was wearing navy jeans, a long-sleeved, dark grey top and size 10 grey and navy trainers. He had a bandage on his left, upper arm which could be for a muscle injury, police said.

They have asked the public to think about any family members, neighbours or friends they have not seen or heard from and to check their whereabouts.

A postmortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death but the discovery is not being treating as suspicious for the time being.

Anyone with information is asked to make contact with the PSNI.