24/05/2010

Three Arrested Over McAnaspie Murder

Three men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Meath teenager who went missing in February, this year.

Gardai investigating the murder of Daniel McAnaspie said they have this morning arrested the three men in the Blanchardstown area.

One men aged in his mid 20's and another in his mid 30's are being detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act in Finglas and Blanchardstown Garda Stations respectively.

The third man aged in his mid 20's is being detained at Cabra Garda Station under the Criminal Justice Act.

Mr McAnaspie's body was found at Rathfeigh, in County Meath on the 13th of May 2010 less than a month after going missing while in the care of the Health Service Executive.

The body was discovered by a landowner in a drain on his land at about 2.00pm. The scene was visited by the State Pathologist and an examination was carried out at the scene by the Garda Technical Bureau.

Today, Fine Gael Children Spokesperson, Alan Shatter TD today accused the Government of renouncing responsibility over the numbers of those who die while under state care.

“There are serious questions to be answered by the Taoiseach as to who is actually in charge and responsible for our child care and protection services.

“The Taoiseach, regularly in the Dáil, deflects all questions on child care issues to Minister Andrews. He has now publicly disclaimed responsibility for our child care services and it is time for the Taoiseach to take charge and address the chaos daily disclosed which is undermining all remaining public confidence in the service.”

(DW/GK)


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