Video: Police release photos of dead man's clothes in bid to identify body in Lagan

PSNI Superintendent Melanie Jones appeals to the public. Picture by Ann McManus

POLICE have revealed items of clothing in an attempt to identify a man whose body was found in the water at Shaw's Bridge in Belfast.

The man's body was found in the river Lagan near Shaw's Bridge in Belfast on Friday but only a door key was found on him.

A belt buckle and pair of trainers were among the items.

The man, who is understood to be in his fifties, was found on Friday.

His death is not being treated as suspicious, however, police want to inform his next-of-kin.

A belt buckle found on the man

The man is around 5ft 8ins tall and was wearing navy blue jeans, a dark belt with a rectangular buckle, a black t-shirt, and silver and navy trainers in a men's size 10.

He was not carrying any identification, was not wearing any distinctive jewellery, and does not have any tattoos or piercings. He was, however, wearing two compression bandages on his left upper arm, and bears an appendix scar.

Superintendent Melanie Jones appealed for the public to think about family, friends or neighbours who may fit the description and who have not been seen for a few days.

"We desperately want to reunite this man with his friends and family," she said.

"He died alone. Our priority now is to get this man reunited with his friends and family so he can be put to rest with dignity."

Supt Jones appealed for people to take the time to call to anyone they think matches the description as efforts continue to identify the man.


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