Man Found Dead In Westmeath Is Named

A man found dead in a campervan at Lough Lene in County Westmeath on Thursday morning has been named as Thomas Canning, 42, from Summerhill.

A man, in his 20s, is being detained at Mullingar Garda Station in connection with the death under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and can be held up to 9.00pm this evening.

Mr Canning’s body was found in his campervan close to the car park at Lough Lene in Collinstown at around 4.00am on Thursday morning.

A post mortem has revealed that Mr Canning died from internal injuries caused by a blunt force to the body and gardai have refused to comment on reports that he had also been strangled.

Gardai have made an appeal to the public for information in connection with the incident.


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