Thursday, March 15, 2007

Murder Inquiry in Cliftonville

I'm hardly back a few hours when I read that a young man has been murdered in Cliftonville - no surprise - while I was away.

The victim was reportedly discovered in a property in Athelstan Road, Cliftonville, at around 8pm last night.

Pathologists will be carrying out a post mortem to establish the cause of death.

The victim's identity is not being released until next of kin have been notified.

Det Chief Inspector Jon Bumpus, who is leading the inquiry, said: "The victim was seen earlier in the evening arguing with a man in Athelstan Road and we would very much like to speak to that person as he may have information that can help with our investigation.

"We would also urge anyone who saw anything suspicious or knows anything about this murder to come forward and speak to us."

Athelstan Road, which links Northdown Road shopping centre and the cliff tops at Eastern Esplanade, has been cordoned-off.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 01303 289600 or Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You do not have to give your name and you could receive a cash reward

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We feared that it was a tragedy when we saw the activity earlier today. May the unknown victim rest in peace.