Garda Believe Alan Desmond Killed Over 'Lost' Guns

Garda investigating the murder of Alan Desmond, whose body was found by children at the weekend, believe his killer to be a local criminal gang.

According to the Irish Independent Desmond (37), described as a loner, was asked to meet former associates near Killinarden Hill in Tallaght, Co Dublin.

Garda had seized a number of weapons and ammunition from his home in Kilclare Avenue on April 30. It was thought the guns were being stored for local criminals.

Officers believe Desmond was blamed for the "loss" of the weapons.

He was killed with a single gunshot to the head.

Garda have renewed their appeal for information about the case, asking people to contact them at the investigation headquarters at Tallaght station on 01 666 6000; or on the confidential line, 1800 666111.


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