Northern Ireland

Sudden death of man in east Belfast is investigated

Police are investigating the sudden death of a man in east Belfast.

The man, who was in his 20s, died on Sunday and forensic tests are due to be carried out to establish the cause.

Police said two men have been arrested on suspicion of possession of class A and B drugs and possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs.

At this stage, the man's death is not being linked with eight unexplained deaths across Northern Ireland in recent weeks.

The eight people were all aged in their 20s and 30s. Seven of the deaths occurred in greater Belfast and one took place in Coleraine.

In each case, the cause of death is still under investigation and police are awaiting the results of forensic tests.

Last Friday, police said no single killer drug was responsible for the eight deaths.

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