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Mother-of-four Caoimhe Morgan remembered as 'beautiful girl inside and out'

Caoimhe Morgan's body was found at a property in Harcourt Drive in Belfast on Saturday

A mother-of-four found dead at her north Belfast home has been remembered as a "beautiful girl inside and out" as a man last night remained in police custody on suspicion of her murder.

Tributes have flooded in for Caoimhe Morgan (30) after her body was discovered in her Harourt Drive home on Saturday morning.

It is understood that she had only moved into the house, which is located between the Oldpark and Cliftonville Roads, earlier this month.

Ms Morgan's four children are all aged under nine and include three-year-old twins.

Police last night said the 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder was still being questioned.

Ms Morgan has been remembered as a "devoted mum" who was "always smiling".

Family and friends have written of their devastation on social media, describing their heartbreak following her tragic death.

One said: "You didn't deserve this. Thinking of your poor kids, please watch over your family right now, I don't know how anyone will get over this."

Another said it was "absolutely heartbreaking for the kids", while another added it was "a young life taken and four wee children left without their mummy...heartbreaking".

PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Darren McCartney appealed for anyone who was in the area of Harcourt Drive and who witnessed anything to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 790 18/12/21.

"Alternatively information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

Ms Morgan is the twelfth woman to have been murdered in Northern Ireland since the Covid-19 pandemic began last year.

In a tweet, Women's Aid NI said it was "devastated that another tragedy has happened, the death of another woman".

It urged anyone who needed support to contact the organisation.

Funeral details had last night not yet been released.

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