Police appeal after unidentified body discovered on Irish beach
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Police appeal after unidentified body discovered on Irish beach

POLICE have appealed for information after the discovery of a man’s body on a beach in Co. Down in Northern Ireland.

The body was discovered on a beach in Newcastle by a member of the public at around 5am on Thursday.

Police do not believe the man’s death was suspicious, but are hoping the public can help identify him.

“We have carried out a number of enquiries at the scene and in the general Newcastle area today and at this stage we do not believe the death of the man to be suspicious,” said PSNI Detective Sergeant Bell.

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“Unfortunately we have been unable to identify the deceased and I am appealing for assistance from the public.

“He is a white male, aged between 50-70, bald on top with short grey hair to the sides, of medium build and was found wearing a white Ballybunion Golf Club polo shirt.”

Anyone with information that could help identify the man is asked to contact officers in Ardmore on 101, quoting reference number 149 11/10/18.