Northern Ireland

Body found in Belfast's River Lagan identified one week on

The man was found in water near Shaw's Bridge in Belfast
Image caption The man was found in water near Shaw's Bridge in Belfast last week

A man whose body was found a week ago in the River Lagan in Belfast has now been identified.

Police reissued their appeal for information earlier on Friday, saying it is "important that we can inform the man's loved ones".

The body of the man, believed to be in his 50s, was discovered near Shaw's Bridge in south Belfast on the afternoon of Friday 14 July.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

The man's name has not yet been released.

His identity had remained a mystery for a week in spite of fingerprint checks and a search of missing persons records.

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