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Young man stabbed to death in front garden after checking for pizza delivery

Police are continuing to question a 32-year-old man.

Eamonn Magee Jr
Eamonn Magee Jr

Updated 20:10

POLICE IN BELFAST are looking for information about the murder of a young man on Saturday morning.

Twenty-two year old Eamonn Magee Jr was attacked as he came out to check for a pizza delivery at a friends house at around 2:30am.

The son of former world champion Eamonn “The Terminator” Magee was stabbed a number of times in the garden of the house and later died as a result of his injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector John McVea said, “This was a vicious attack and I would appeal to anyone who heard a disturbance in the area of Summerhill Park to contact detectives at Musgrave Street.

We would also like to hear from anyone who saw a man walking from the area of Beckett’s Bar on the Stewartstown Road through the Twinbrook Estate to Summerhill Park and back along this route between 1.30am and 3am.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. Police have also released a photo of an identical knife used in the attack.

Magee Media Facility Knife 3 Source: PSNI via Press Office

John McVea said, “The murder of this popular young man is tragic, especially for his family, partner and friends.

He was a very talented boxer with a promising boxing career ahead as well as studying engineering at the University of Ulster. It is sad this young life has been taken away so needlessly.

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“I would also ask anyone with any information to contact detectives at Musgrave 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.”

Additional reporting by Michael Sheils McNamee.

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