Murder probe after woman’s body found in Belfast

Polive have launched a murder investigation after the body of a 53-year-old woman was discovered in east Belfast last night.

Monday, 11th March 2019, 8:44 am
Updated Monday, 11th March 2019, 11:40 am

Detectives from PSNI Major Investigations Team are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death and are treating it as murder.

The body was found at a property in Whincroft Way in the Braniel estate.

A 42-year-old man’s been arrested and remains in custody at this time. A post mortem examination is due to be carried out.

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Police at the scene in east Belfast where a murder investigation has been launched after a 53-year-old woman's body was found on Sunday night in the Whincroft Way area of the Braniel estate. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.