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Gardai arrest man (37) in connection with Andrew Guerrine murder investigation

Published 02/06/2015 | 22:03

Gardai seal off the scene on Steelestown Lane, near Rathcoole where the body of a man was discovered in the early hours of the morning, in the same gateway where a newborn infant was found nearly two weeks ago
Gardai seal off the scene on Steelestown Lane, near Rathcoole where the body of a man was discovered in the early hours of the morning, in the same gateway where a newborn infant was found nearly two weeks ago

Gardaí investigating the murder of Andrew Guerrine have arrested a man (37) in connection with the investigation.

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The man was arrested in the Tallaght area of Dublin this afternoon.

He is currently detained at Clondalkin Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The body of Andrew Guerrine (37), from New Street South in Dublin's inner city, was found the morning of Saturday, May 23 in the exact same spot where the newborn 'Baby Maria' was found earlier in the month on a stretch of country road off the N7 motorway at Steelstown.

Guerrine was a drug addict and a criminal associated with the top assassin in the State's biggest and most deadly crime gang, sources told the Irish Independent.

Local sources in the south inner city say Guerrine only had months to live after a steady decline in his health in recent years from drug abuse.

He was suffering from a form of bodily decay that is common in intravenous drug users who have infections from dirty needles or drugs contaminated with bacteria.

Local people said Guerrine smelt "like a corpse".

He was in the advanced stages of illness and had been told he hadn't long to live, the sources said.

It was suspected that he might have been murdered, despite the fact it was known he had probably not long to live, in case he decided to make some form of deathbed confession.

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