Wednesday 7 December 2016

Man arrested in connection with the death of Noel Winterlich (36) released without charge

Published 01/10/2015 | 15:33

Dearbhla Leahy with Noel Winterlich and daughter Amber
Dearbhla Leahy with Noel Winterlich and daughter Amber
Garda forensic officers remove the body of Noel Winterlich from the house in Celbridge, Co Kildare
Gardai at the scene on Willowbrook Park, Celbridge Co. Kildare where the body of a man was found last night. A man has been arrested in connection with the incident...Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Gardai at the scene on Willowbrook Park, Celbridge Co. Kildare where the body of a man was found last night. A man has been arrested in connection with the incident...Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Gardai at the scene on Willowbrook Park, Celbridge Co. Kildare where the body of a man was found last night. A man has been arrested in connection with the incident...Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Gardai at the scene on Willowbrook Park, Celbridge Co. Kildare where the body of a man was found last night. A man has been arrested in connection with the incident...Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin
Gardai at the scene on Willowbrook Park, Celbridge Co. Kildare where the body of a man was found last night. A man has been arrested in connection with the incident...Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Deputy State Pathologists, Dr. Michael Curtis and Linda Mulligan at the scene on Willowbrook Park, Celbridge Co. Kildare where the body of a man was found last night

A man arrested in connection with the death of Noel Winterlich at a house in Celbridge, Kildare has been released without charge.

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Mr Winterlich (36) is believed to have been attacked and killed while socialising in the house in Willowbrook Park at around 8.50pm on Tuesday evening.

The arrested man, in his twenties, was released this afternoon without charge.

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

Mr Winterlich is said to have been at the house for a number of hours before he was killed.

Gardai said they were called to the incident at the house at 8.50pm following the discovery of a man in his 30s with head injuries by paramedics attending the scene.

The victim was pronounced dead shortly before 10.30pm and his body remained at the scene pending an initial examination by a pathologist.

The suspect was arrested at the scene and detained at Leixlip Garda Station under Section 4 of The Criminal Justice Act.

He is in his 20s and from the Celbridge area.

The scene was preserved pending the arrival of the Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis and the Garda Technical Bureau.

It remained sealed off this morning and neighbours said they had not seen or heard anything suspicious yesterday evening.

“The first I knew about it was when I saw an ambulance pulling up, and then the gardai arrived later. We didn’t know what was going on,” one nearby resident told the Herald.

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