Appeal Launched For Taxi Driver Witness

An appeal has been launched to trace a taxi driver who may have key information into the circumstances surrounding a murder in County Cork.

Gardaí in Gurranabraher investigating the murder of Lee McCarthy, who died on 17th April, this year say they are appealing to a taxi driver, who collected three males on the Lower Glanmire Road at St Patrick’s Church to contact them.

The pick up was made at approximately 4am on the day of the murder.

Gardaí discovered the body of Lee McCarthy (25) at a house on St Rita's Avenue in Gurranabraher at around 6.40am after receiving a call from a householder in the area.

The body was found with multiple stab wounds in a shed at the back of the house.

Mr McCarthy who had been living in Cork for the past four years and whose mother and brother live in Kinsale was originally from London.

Gardaí say the three males were brought to the vicinity of St Rita’s Avenue.

Gurranabraher Gardaí may be contacted on (021) 4946200 or alternatively contact may be made to the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.


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