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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Fourth man released without charge in connection with Polish man's death

Published 22/06/2014|13:06

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The scene at the M6 motorway bridge over the Shannon at Bogginfin, Athlone where the body of a Polish man was recovered by Gardai.
Photo: Tony Gavin 21/06/2014
The scene at the M6 motorway bridge over the Shannon at Bogginfin, Athlone where the body of a Polish man was recovered by Gardai. Photo: Tony Gavin 21/06/2014

A fourth man has been released without charge in connection with the discovery of a man’s body in the River Shannon.

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Gardai investigating the death of Polish national Patryk Krupa in Co Westmeath on Friday arrested the man who is in his 20s, and he was released without charge late last night.

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Meanwhile, a man has been charged in connection with the murder of the Polish man.

Leszek Sychulec (32), with an address at Drinan, Ballymahon, Co Longford, was charged with falsely imprisoning the deceased an assault causing harm at Bogganfin on June 20 at a special sitting of Athlone District Court yesterday.

Mr Sychulec was further charged with threatening to kill or cause harm to Ewa Krasinska at Athlone Garda Station on June 21.

Two other men who were detained in Mullingar were released without charge.

Files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.   

Mr Krupa was living in Athlone, Co Westmeath, before his death on Friday night.

Mr Krupa’s body was found partially submerged in the River Shannon near the M6 Motorway in Athlone on Friday evening.

Irish Independent

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