Monday 16 October 2017

Body of man (26) found in Portarlington

Gardai are investigating a shooting incident in Lucan this evening
Gardai are investigating a shooting incident in Lucan this evening

The body of a 26-year-old man has been found in Portarlington, Co Laois this evening.

Two men, aged in their early-30s and mid-40s, were arrested in connection with the investigation.

The man's body was discovered at a house on Spa Street, Portarlington, at approximately 5pm this evening.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and the body remains at the scene.

The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified.

Gardai arrested two men in connection with the investigation and they are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Portlaoise Garda Station.

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