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Murder investigation opened after man (41) dies in Belfast

A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A MAN HAS been arrested following the death of a male in Belfast in the early hours of this morning.

Detectives from PSNI Serious Crime Branch said they have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 41-year-old man in the Chamberlain Street area of east Belfast this morning.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody helping police with their inquiries.

Police were contacted following reports of a serious assault shortly after 1am in an alleyway off Chamberlain Street, and a man was found unconscious in the alleyway. He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Detectives are now appealing for anyone who was in the Newtownards Road/Chamberlain Street area between 1am and 1.30am and who may have noticed any suspicious activity to contact them at Musgrave on 0845 600 8000.

Information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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