Northern Ireland

Two arrested after man dies in east Belfast

Police were called to a house in Titania Street shortly after midnight on Sunday
Image caption Police were called to a house in Titania Street shortly after midnight on Sunday

Two men in their 30s have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 29-year-old man in east Belfast.

Police were called to a house in Titania Street, off the Cregagh Road, shortly after midnight on Sunday.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said the victim was treated at the scene for stab wounds.

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Alliance councillor for the area, Michael Long, said the death had shocked the local community.

"Any death in suspicious circumstances is traumatic, but the loss of a young man's life is even more distressing," he said.

"My thoughts go out to the loved ones of the victim.

"Police are currently treating the death as suspicious, and I would ask anyone with information to contact them immediately."