Body of man found on outskirts of Belfast

The body of a man has been found at a flat in the outskirts of Belfast, it has emerged today.

The discovery of the 47-year-old's body was made at the flat in the Rathcoole estate, Newtownabbey, shortly after 9pm on Thursday.

The police and ambulance service were immediately called to the scene, however it is not yet known how the man died.

A post mortem examination is expected to be carried out today and police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.


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