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Eamonn Ferguson murder: Police appeal over missing jacket

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Image caption Eamonn Ferguson's body was found in the early hours of 15 March

Detectives investigating a murder in north Belfast have issued an appeal over a missing jacket linked to their inquiries.

Eamonn Ferguson, 35, was found dead in a house in Ardoyne Place in the early hours of Saturday, 15 March.

Two men were remanded in custody on Wednesday charged with his murder.

The police want information on a blue jacket they believe was dumped in the Ardoyne or Oldpark areas last Friday night or early on Saturday morning.

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Image caption Police are searching for a jacket similar to this

The officer leading the investigation, Det Ch Insp Justyn Galloway, said: "With the agreement of Eamonn's family we are able to release a photo of him.

"The manner of Eamonn's death has been extremely difficult for them to bear.

"Detectives have been able to charge two men with murder, thanks in part to the assistance of the local community.

"I am asking for the community's help again. We are issuing a photo of a blue Berghaus-type jacket which is of interest to us.

"We believe it has been dumped in the Ardoyne or Oldpark areas last Friday night or early Saturday.

"If anyone comes across this jacket, I would ask them to contact police."

Anyone with information can contact detectives on 028 90259542, or anonymously through the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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