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Gardaí carry out searches for missing man feared murdered

Ken Foy

Published 27/08/2015 | 02:30

A garda search team searches along the canal between Bawnogue and Clondalkin in Dublin last night for missing Barry Corcoran
A garda search team searches along the canal between Bawnogue and Clondalkin in Dublin last night for missing Barry Corcoran
A Garda search team searches along the Canal between Bawnogue and Clondalkin yesterday evening looking for 39 year old Barry Corcoran from Wicklow Town
A Garda search team searches along the Canal between Bawnogue and Clondalkin last night looking for 39 year old Barry Corcoran

GardaÍ have issued an appeal for a missing man whom they fear may have been murdered.

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Barry Corcoran was last seen on the Cremona Road in Ballyfermot, Dublin, on the night of July 6.

The 38-year-old had travelled to Dublin by bus from his home in Wicklow town and visited a gym in the north inner city before going to Ballyfermot.

Last night, sources said gardaí have been investigating whether Mr Corcoran may have been murdered. It is understood that he had a disagreement with a dangerous Clondalkin-based drugs gang, but it is not known if this is behind his disappearance.

"A number of searches have taken place in an attempt to find out what happened but so far nothing has shown up. The firm belief is that this man has been the victim of foul play and the focus now is on trying to find his body," a source said.

Gardaí yesterday launched a fresh appeal in relation to Mr Corcoran's disappearance.

"I share the family's concerns, as it is completely out of character for Barry to go missing in this fashion," Superintendent Brendan Connolly said.

Mr Corcoran is described as being 5ft 11in in height and with a thin build. He has short grey hair and blue eyes and is described as walking with a slight 'shuffle'.

He also has an old scar on the bridge of his nose. When he was last seen he was wearing a dark rain jacket and blue jeans.

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