The PSNI have launched a murder investigation after a woman was found dead on the outskirts of Belfast today.

The woman, named as 51-year-old Anne O'Neill, was found in the Ardmore Avenue area of Finaghy this morning.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoffrey Boyce said: "At around 7am this morning police received a report of a woman in distress in Ardmore Avenue. 

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"Police responded and a woman was discovered injured in the rear garden of a property in the area. Despite attempts by emergency services at the scene, the woman died from her injuries.

"Two men, aged 23 and 27, were arrested at an address in south Belfast a short time later on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody at this time."

The PSNI have appealed for anyone who was in the Ardmore Avenue area of Finaghy last night or early this morning and who witnessed any suspicious activity or any vehicles driving in the area to contact the PSNI.