Northern Ireland

Belfast murder victim Paschal McAfee had been stabbed

The man found murdered in north Belfast on Friday had been stabbed a number of times, police have said.

The body of Paschal McAfee, 50, was found by his mother at a house in Henderson Avenue, off the Cavehill Road, at about 13:00 GMT on Friday.

Mr McAfee - who was also known as Basil - was last seen in an off-licence in Henderson Avenue at about 16:00 GMT on Thursday.

The victim - who had two children - had only recently moved into the area.

It is understood he was originally from Ardyone, also in north Belfast.

Detective Chief Inspector John McVea said police needed to find out where Mr McAfee went after the last reported sighting.

"Police are particularly keen to know where Basil was from approximately 4pm on Thursday 19 December," he said.

"We know that he had bought some alcohol in an off-licence just off the Cavehill Road, just before 4pm.

"We're keen to know who Basil was with just after that time or where he had been."