Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team, who are carrying out a murder investigation following the death of a man in west Belfast, have reiterated an appeal for information.

Detective Inspector Sean Armstrong said: “A murder investigation was launched after a man was found seriously injured and unconscious in the Cupar Street area of the city on Wednesday evening, 6 March.

“Sadly, he passed away in hospital a short time later.

“My thoughts today are first and foremost with the family and loved ones, who are left to come to terms with their loss.

Detective Inspector Armstrong continued: “Police were notified of an altercation, outside licensed premises, just after 8pm. 

“A 35-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at this time. 

“Our enquiries continue, and I’m keen to take the opportunity to appeal to anyone with information to get in touch. Did you witness the events leading up to the altercation? Might you have captured footage of the actual incident?  Please contact our detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1768 of 06/03/24.” 

Photos and footage, including CCTV, mobile phone or dash cam footage, can be shared with police through the Major Incident Public Portal at  

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at