18/10/2019

Man Dies In East Belfast

An investigation has been launched following the death of a man in east Belfast.

Police said the man passed away in the Kings Road area on Thursday evening, 17 October.
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Reports have emerged of a stabbing in the area, but police have not released any further details at this stage.


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18 October 2019
Man Dies In East Belfast
An investigation has been launched following the death of a man in east Belfast. Police said the man passed away in the Kings Road area on Thursday evening, 17 October. Reports have emerged of a stabbing in the area, but police have not released any further details at this stage.
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Man Sentenced To Life Over Gerard Scullion's Murder
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18 October 2019
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