Two men released on bail after man's murder in Belfast

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Image caption Forensic officers have been attending the crime scene in north Belfast

Two men in their twenties, who were being questioned following the death of a man in north Belfast, have been released on bail.

The body of the man, who is believed to be a foreign national, was found in Orient Gardens, off the Cliftonville Road, on Wednesday night.

Police have appealed for information.

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly said it was understood a neighbour discovered the body of the man and contacted police.

He believes police are "close" to identifying the victim who is thought to have been lying in the street for two hours.

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Nichola Mallon, an SDLP MLA for the area, tweeted that there was "shock and sadness across north Belfast at the death of a man and launch of a murder investigation by the PSNI".

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"Our thoughts are with his family. If anyone saw anything in and around Orient Gardens, no matter how small, please contact the police," she added.

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Image caption The victim was found dead in Orient Gardens, off the Cliftonville Road

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