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Armitage expresses shock after murder investigation opened

Alliance Councillor David Armitage has expressed his shock after police opened a murder investigation in East Belfast.

Two men have been arrested following the death of a man in Kyle Street this morning.

"My condolences are with the loved ones of the deceased at what must be an extremely sad time for them," said Councillor Armitage.

"The local community is shocked by this incident. East Belfast has seen a number of deaths in recent weeks, which have caused great distress here.

"It is important the police establish the circumstances of this man's death. If anyone has any information whatsoever, I would urge them to contact the PSNI with it immediately."