Sunday 27 May 2018

Getaway car and two guns found by gardai investigating Darragh Nugent murder

Darragh Nugent, a father of three, was gunned down
Darragh Nugent, a father of three, was gunned down
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

Gardaí investigating the murder of father-of-three Darragh Nugent have recovered two firearms, it has been revealed.

The father-of-three was gunned down near his home on Wheatfield Avenue, Clondalkin on Monday evening and this evening gardaí made a further appeal to the public who may have vital information.

Superintendent Dermot Mann made an appeal for help locating the getaway car on Tuesday and in a statement he confirmed that it had been located.

"We have had an excellent response to our last appeal for information which is greatly assisting the investigation, last night Gardaí responded to a call of a car on fire at Woodside, Newtown, Leixlip, which was the car used in the murder of Darragh Nugent.

"It has been established the registration number of the car was 02 MH 7025, a black BMW 3 series. During the technical examination of the car a firearm was located."

Superintendent Mann added: "I am appealing to anyone who may have seen this car in the days leading up to the 11th September, anywhere between Wheatfield Avenue, Clondalkin and Leixlip to contact us.

"I'm also appealing to the residents of Woodside, Newtown, River Forest and the general vicinity of Leixlip area who may have noticed this car parked at Woodside on 11th and/or 12th September, 2017 and who can assist us with our investigation."

Gardaí confirmed that during the course of follow up searches today in Collinstown Park, a second firearm was located.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information to contact them at Lucan Garda station 01 - 6667300, the Garda Confidential line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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