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Murder investigation launched after body of boxer found in house

Reports indicate that Eamonn Magee Jr was stabbed.

Summerhill Park
Summerhill Park
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POLICE IN BELFAST say that they are treating the discovery of a body in the city as a murder.

The PSNI say that the find of a man in his 20s in the Summerhill Park area of the city was “suspicious” and have launched a murder investigation.

BBC reports that the man found is Eamonn Magee Jr, a professional boxer and son of former world champion Eamonn “The Terminator” Magee.

Reports indicate he was stabbed in the house early this morning.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector John McVea said:

“We are currently investigating the circumstances which led to the death of such a young man as Eamonn, who is a son, a brother, a partner and a friend. I would therefore appeal to anyone who saw or heard any dispute in the Summerhill Park area, or who knows anything about this murder, to contact detectives at Lisburn Police Station on the non emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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