07/06/2006

Post-mortem due on Newtownabbey body

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried today on the body of a man found in Newtownabbey yesterday morning.

The body was discovered by a council workman close to a shelter in the middle of Carnmoney Cemetery East at around 8am yesterday morning.

The workman said that when he found the body, there was what looked like a knife sticking out of the chest.

However, police have said that they are not treating the death as murder at this stage.

As yet, the man's identity is not known and detectives are still trying to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.

(EF/SP)

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