Body found at Shaw’s Bridge still not identified

Superintendent Melanie Jones of the PSNI makes a plea for information regarding the body of a man found in the river besides Shaws Bridge.
PICTURE BY MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
Superintendent Melanie Jones of the PSNI makes a plea for information regarding the body of a man found in the river besides Shaws Bridge. PICTURE BY MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS

Police are continuing their efforts to identify a man whose body was found in a river in Belfast on Friday.

The PSNI held a press conference on Sunday at Shaw’s Bridge where the man’s body was found.

They have shared photos of a number of items of clothing worn by the deceased including a belt, trainers and jeans.

The police say the man, who was in his 50s, was carrying no identification and they have so far been unable to locate family members or next of kin to inform them of his passing.

He is described as being around 5’ 8” tall and was wearing navy blue jeans, a dark belt with a rectangular buckle, a black T-shirt, and silver and navy trainers in a men’s size 10.

He was not wearing any distinctive jewellery, nor does he have any tattoos or piercings.

Shoes: one of the images of items worn by the male whose body was found at Shaws Bridge in Belfast on Friday July 14 2017.
**These images are being released to you solely for the purpose of assisting police to identify this male and must not be used for any other purpose.

Shoes: one of the images of items worn by the male whose body was found at Shaws Bridge in Belfast on Friday July 14 2017. **These images are being released to you solely for the purpose of assisting police to identify this male and must not be used for any other purpose.

He was however wearing two compression bandages on his left upper arm, and bears an appendix scar.

Police are not treating the man’s death as suspicious.

Jeans: one of the images of items worn by the male whose body was found at Shaws Bridge in Belfast on Friday July 14 2017.
**These images are being released to you solely for the purpose of assisting police to identify this male and must not be used for any other purpose.

Jeans: one of the images of items worn by the male whose body was found at Shaws Bridge in Belfast on Friday July 14 2017. **These images are being released to you solely for the purpose of assisting police to identify this male and must not be used for any other purpose.

Belt: one of the images of items worn by the male whose body was found at Shaws Bridge in Belfast on Friday July 14 2017.
**These images are being released to you solely for the purpose of assisting police to identify this male and must not be used for any other purpose.

Belt: one of the images of items worn by the male whose body was found at Shaws Bridge in Belfast on Friday July 14 2017. **These images are being released to you solely for the purpose of assisting police to identify this male and must not be used for any other purpose.