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A murder inquiry has been launched by police in Belfast after a man's body was found in a car boot on Sunday 12 April Paul Faith/ AFP/Getty

Police in Northern Ireland have launched a murder inquiry after a man's body was discovered in the boot of a car in south Belfast.

A man and a woman in their 20s have been arrested on suspicion of murder, following the discovery in the Windsor Road area of the city on Sunday (12 April) morning.

Police are also examining a separate scene at Church Gate apartments in the Mill Street area of Comber, County Down.

Detective Chief Inspector John McVea said: "I appeal to anyone who was in or around the Church Gate Studios late last night or earlier this morning and heard a disturbance or noted any suspicious activity to contact detectives."

Local Social Democratic and Labour Party councillor Declan Boyle said the community was "shocked" to learn of the discovery, and urged anyone with information to contact the police.

''The entire community is in shock after the discovery of the body in the Windsor Road area off Lisburn Road on Sunday morning. I would like to express my sympathy to the family of this young man as they come to terms with this sudden loss.

"I urge anyone who was in the Windsor Road area last night to contact the police if they saw any suspicious activity last night or early Sunday morning," he said.

Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.