Saturday, November 28, 2009

Link into deaths of two Polish men probed by police

From: Belafast Telegraph
Detectives were today investigating a possible link between the deaths of two Polish men in Belfast.

A murder probe was launched following the discovery of a man’s body at a house at Ardenvohr Street in the east of the city around 5.40pm yesterday.

A post mortem is due to be carried out later to establish the exact cause of death. The victim’s name has not yet been released.

An inquiry is also under way into the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a second Polish man, whose body was discovered at a building under construction near Custom House Square in the city centre yesterday morning.

Police have not released his name either, however it is understood both men lived at the same address.

A spokeswoman for the PSNI confirmed that they were looking into the possibility of a connection between the murder and the sudden death.

Local councillor Jim Rodgers described the news as “absolutely dreadful”.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the families at this time,” he said.

“I hope the public can come forward and help the police with their inquiries.”