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Man (30) murdered in north Belfast

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a 30-year-old man was killed in north Belfast

A 30-YEAR-OLD man has been murdered in north Belfast.

Police said the man was found injured on Parkmount Street around 9pm on Thursday. He was treated at the scene by paramedics but later died in hospital.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested. He is being questioned at Musgrave PSNI station.

Officers from the PSNI's serious crime branch have launched a murder inquiry.

A police spokeswoman said the PSNI received a call from the Ambulance Service on Thursday evening that a man had been found seriously injured.

Detectives have appealed to anyone who was in the area between 8pm and 9pm on Thursday to contact them.

North Belfast DUP MP Nigel Dodds said the murder had "caused great shock in this settled and close-knit community off North Queen Street".

"I wish to appeal for full co-operation with the police, in what is now a murder investigation," he said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his man's family and friends at this time of sudden bereavement."

SDLP North Belfast MLA Nichola Mallon said she was stunned by the murder.

“I was shocked and saddened to hear that a 30-year-old man was murdered in north Belfast last night," she said.

"My thoughts and the thoughts of my colleagues are with the man’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time."

Sinn Féin councillor Mary Ellen Campbell said those responsible must be brought to justice.

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family today, I’m sure they are heartbroken," she said.

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