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12/10/2017

Murder Inquiry Launched After Woman's Body Found In West Belfast

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a woman's body was discovered in west Belfast on Friday, 06 October.

Her body was found at a flat in the Larkspur Rise area.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested and is being detained in police custody.

No further details have been released.
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SDLP West Belfast Councillor Brian Heading said: "This was a heinous crime against a vulnerable member of our community.

"Local people are absolutely shocked that something like this could happen here.

"If anyone has any information about this crime or saw anything suspicious in the area last week, I would encourage them to come forward as soon as possible.

"My thoughts and prayers, and those of my party colleagues, are with the woman's family at this extremely distressing time."

(CD/JP)

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