14/02/2018

Death Of Woman In North Belfast 'Not Suspicious'

The death of a woman in north Belfast is no longer being treated as suspicious, police have confirmed.

May Stevens, aged 64 and a mother-of-two, was found dead in her home in the Lismoyne Park area on Sunday, 11 February.
News Image
Following the results of a post-mortem, police are no longer treating the death as suspicious.

(CD/LM)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

11 May 2018
PSNI Quiz Ó Muilleoir Over McElduff Kingsmill Tweet
The PSNI have questioned Sinn Fein MLA Máirtin Ó Muilleoir as part of an investigation into social media activity by former West Tyrone MP, Barry McElduff.
30 April 2018
Russell Brand Cancels Belfast Gig
Comedian Russell Brand has cancelled the remaining dates of his stand-up tour after his mother was badly injured in a car crash. He was due to appear at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on Saturday, 26 May, as part of his Re:Birth tour.
27 April 2018
North Belfast Security Alert Ends With 'Nothing Untoward Found'
A security operation in north Belfast has ended with "nothing untoward found", police have reported. Major searches were carried out in the Limestone Road and Duncairn Gardens area following reports that a "device" had been left. A number of roads were closed and police are warning people not to touch any suspicious.
26 April 2018
Warning Issued To Public Amid 'Suspect Device' Report In North Belfast
Police in north Belfast have urged the public to be cautious following reports of an alleged device being left in the area. Extensive searches have been carried in the North Queen Street area, however it is understood that nothing has yet been found.
16 May 2018
Other News In Brief
Man Convicted Of Benefit Fraud A man has been convicted for claiming over £12,000 in benefits he was not entitled to at Belfast Magistrates' Court. Noel Allen of Forthriver Link, Belfast claimed Jobseeker's Allowance and Housing Benefit totalling £12,893 while failing to declare employment. He was given 200 hours community service.
04 May 2018
Body Recovered From Belfast Harbour
Rescuers have recovered a body from the water at Belfast Harbour. Formal identification of the body will not be made until a post-mortem examination is carried out, however it is believed that the body is that of a man who went missing "a number of weeks ago".
22 July 2016
Death Of Frank Bratley No Longer Being Treated As Suspicious
The death of pensioner Frank Bratley is no longer being treated as suspicious, according to the police. Mr Bratley, 85, was found dead at a house in the Old Forge Lane area of Banbridge on Tuesday, 19 July. At the time the PSNI said they were treating his death as suspicious.
07 June 2016
Man's Body Found In Co Down No Longer Being Treated As 'Suspicious'
Police are no longer treating the death of a man in Holywood, Co Down, as suspicious. The body of a man was discovered at a house in the Balleydavey Cottages area of Holywood on Sunday, 05 June. A post-mortem was carried out to determine the cause of death which police are not treating as suspicious.
25 April 2018
Approximately £30,000 Of Steroids Seized In East Belfast
The PSNI have seized steroids worth around £30,000 from a property in east Belfast. The Class C drugs were recovered following an intelligence-led search at a premises in Castlereagh on Tuesday, 24 April. Three men, aged 32, 47 and 63, were arrested at the scene.
16 January 2006
Man's body discovered at landfill site
UPDATE: The discovery of the body of a young man at a landfill site in North Belfast is no longer being treated as suspicious. Police were called to the Dargan Cresent area of the city, following the discovery of the body at around 9am on Monday morning. Detectives are no longer treating the 19-year-old man's death as suspicious.
14 October 2015
Death Of Man Treated As 'Suspicious'
Police are treating the death of a man whose body was found at a property in Co Armagh as 'suspicious'. The body of the man, believed to be in his 30s, was discovered at a flat in the Dingwell Park area, Craigavon, on Tuesday afternoon. A post-mortem examination is to be carried out to determine the cause of the death.
01 May 2018
Investigation Launched After Burglars Steal Cash And Medication In L'Derry
An investigation has been launched after burglars stole medication from a house in Co L'Derry. The incident happened in the Galliagh Park area just after 1am on Tuesday, 01 May. The occupant was threatened at knifepoint and the suspects made off with cash and medication.
15 July 2002
Newtownabbey man's death is treated as suspicious
Police are treating the death of a 47-year-old man in the Newtownabbey area as suspicious. The body of David Spence was found at his home at King's Drive, Newtownabbey at around midnight on Friday, 12 July, and a post-mortem examination revealed internal injuries.
13 March 2003
Roads death toll rises after Co Antrim crash
A man has died following a serious road accident on the Glenavy Road in Co Antrim. The accident involved a car and lorry on Wednesday afternoon. The road was closed for a time and traffic was diverted from the area. Police investigating the collision are appealing for any witnesses to contact them at Lisburn station on 028 9266 5212.
18 May 2018
'Marginal' Rise In Latest Crime Statistics
A total number of 98,301 crimes were recorded in 2017/18, according to the latest annual statistics published by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. The new figures represent a marginal rise of 0.3% crimes on the previous year 98,041 but remain the second lowest total recorded since 1998/99.