POLICE IN FURTHER APPEAL OVER MURDER OF PAUL MCCREADY

Murder victim Paul McCready

DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team in Belfast are continuing to appeal for witnesses following the murder of a man in Belfast city centre in the early hours of yesterday morning, Sunday, April 2.

Paul McCready, 31, from north Belfast passed away in hospital from injuries sustained in an altercation on Donegall Street at around 12.50 am.

A 30 year old man who was arrested at the scene.

He continues to be questioned at the PACE custody suite at Musgrave PSNI station for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoffrey Boyce said: “We know that a large number of people were in the vicinity of the Donegall Street/Waring Street junction at around the time this incident took place.

“I would appeal to those people who haven’t yet got in touch with the investigation team to please do so.

“We are keen to gather as much information as possible about the circumstances and events that occurred here early on Sunday morning.

“Investigators can be contacted by calling 101 and quoting reference number 94 of 02/04/17.

“If someone would prefer to provide information without leaving their name they can contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

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