Northern Ireland

Suspected human remains found in Village house

The suspected remains were found at a vacant house in Donegall Avenue
Image caption The suspected remains were found at a vacant house in Donegall Avenue

Suspected human remains have been found at a vacant house in south Belfast.

It is understood they were found among rubbish during a house clearance in Donegall Avenue in the Village area.

BBC NI reporter Kevin Sharkey at the scene said neighbours had noticed a pungent smell for some months and had contacted the authorities.

Contractors were then sent out to clear the house. Forensic tests will be carried out on the remains to establish if they are human.