08/07/2008

Man Held As Knockbreda Murder Hunt Launched

A man, aged 28, is this afternoon in custody as police continue to probe the circumstances surrounding the shock discovery of a body in south Belfast.

Police have launched a murder hunt after initially saying they were investigating the "suspicious" circumstances in which the body was discovered at a house in Knockbreda.

The victim, identified this afternoon as Shane Cunningham, 39, was found at the house in Woodbreda Park on Tuesday morning.

Mr Cunningham lived at Rossdale Gardens in the nearby Four Winds area of the city, but was originally from Woodbreda.

Police have again appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

There are no further details at the moment.

(BMcC)

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