MAN ARRESTED OVER DEATH OF WOMAN IN SOUTH BELFAST

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in a flat in Haywood Avenue in south Belfast this morning, Wednesday, April 22.

The officer leading the investigation Detective Chief Inspector Darren McCartney said: “Police were called to the property at around 1.45am where the body of the 39 year old woman was discovered inside. 

“A post mortem examination will take place in due course to determine the cause of death however I am treating her death as suspicious at this time. 

“A 21 year old male has been arrested as part of the investigation and has been taken to Musgrave Police Station for questioning.

“I am appealing for anyone who was in the area of Haywood Avenue late last night or early this morning and who seen or heard anything to contact detectives from the Major Investigation Team at Ladas Drive Police Station on 101 quoting reference 106 22/04/20. 

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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