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Arrest Man due in court in connection with discovery of Noah Donohoe's backpack

His arrest centres on the discovery of the bag, containing a laptop and a book, a number of days before the 14 year-old’s body was found in a north Belfast storm drain in June.

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Noah Donohoe

Noah Donohoe

Noah Donohoe

A MAN has been arrested by police on charges linked to the discovery of late Belfast teenager Noah Donohoe’s backpack.

He is due to appear before a court in Belfast city this morning, it’s understood.

The man, in his 30s, was detained by police last night.

His arrest centres on the discovery of the bag, containing a laptop and a book, a number of days before the 14 year-old’s body was found in a north Belfast storm drain in June.

Noah went missing after leaving his south Belfast home on Sunday, June 21 on his way to meet friends at Cavehill Country Park.

He last seen cycling unclothed in a residential area close to the entrance to the drain where his body was found by search and rescue workers on June 27.

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Noah Donohoe, 14, was found dead in a storm drain near the M2 motorway in June, six days after he went missing in north Belfast (Family/PA)

Noah Donohoe, 14, was found dead in a storm drain near the M2 motorway in June, six days after he went missing in north Belfast (Family/PA)

Noah Donohoe, 14, was found dead in a storm drain near the M2 motorway in June, six days after he went missing in north Belfast (Family/PA)

A post-mortem later found the teen’s cause of death to be drowning.

Some of his belongings had been found discarded along the route he had taken on the day he went disappeared.

His backpack was not immediately found and was the subject of a police appeal at the time.

PSNI Superintendent Muir Clarke later confirmed that the bag had been located following a call from a “member of the public”.

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