Friday 30 September 2016

Gardaí to quiz injured man over baby's death

Anne Lucey, Robin Schiller and Laura Larkin

Published 07/03/2016 | 02:30

Gardaí are waiting to question a seriously injured man about the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death of an 11-month-old baby boy
Gardaí are waiting to question a seriously injured man about the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death of an 11-month-old baby boy

Gardaí are waiting to question a seriously injured man about the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death of an 11-month-old baby boy.

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It is understood the alarm was raised by the baby's mother about 6pm yesterday.

Emergency services who arrived at the scene, at an apartment complex off High Street in Killarney, Co Kerry, found the injured baby inside.

Paramedics worked to save the infant but he was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later by a local doctor.

A man in his 30s, who is believed to be from Eastern Europe, was taken from the Park Place Apartments and brought to Kerry University Hospital in Tralee, where he was treated for physical injuries.

He was said to be in a serious condition last night.

Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster travelled to Killarney last night to carry out a post-mortem examination on the deceased child. The boy's body remained at the scene last night for further forensic investigation.

Gardaí said they were waiting to interview the injured man and a number of other people who were in the apartment building complex.

The apartment is understood to be the home of a Polish family.

Local Independent councillor Donal Grady described the death as "very tragic".

"It's very, very tragic to see anything happen to a child of 11 months. I don't ever remember a tragedy like this in the town before," he said.

Irish Independent

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