29/06/2009

Body Found In Blanchardstown

The body of a man has been discovered in Blanchardstown, Gardaí have revealed today.

Officers in the area are investigating the circumstances surrounding the find, which is of the body of a man aged 31 years at a private residence in a housing estate.

Gardai received a call to an address at Pheasants Run, Dublin 15, (near Clonee) on Thursday at around 6.30. The body of the man had been discovered by other residents of the house.

The body was taken to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown where following a Post Mortem examination, conducted by Dr Curtis, of the state pathologists’ office, the deceased was found to have suffered head injuries.

The scene has been preserved for Technical Forensic Examination.

An incident room has been set up at Blanchardstown Garda Station and enquiries are ongoing.

Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious or unusual in the Pheasants Run area on or before last Thursday, or have any information in relation to the incident, to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01 6667000, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

(DW/BMcC)

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