Monday 23 April 2018

Dead man found in park 'may have been attacked'

Gardai are investigating if a man discovered with fatal injuries in a south Dublin park was the victim of a violent assault. Stock photo
Gardai are investigating if a man discovered with fatal injuries in a south Dublin park was the victim of a violent assault. Stock photo

Robin Schiller

Gardai are investigating if a man discovered with fatal injuries in a south Dublin park was the victim of a violent assault.

The body of the man, named locally as Loan-Artenne Idroubob, was discovered in Sean Walsh Park, Tallaght, at around 8am yesterday.

Gardaí were last night attempting to contact authorities in the country to verify identification found on the deceased.

A member of the public who was walking through the park discovered the man with critical injuries and alerted emergency services.

He was rushed to Tallaght Hospital where he was treated in the intensive care unit before being pronounced dead.

Officers from Tallaght garda station have launched an investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the man's death.

A source said that there is no definite line of inquiry in early stages of the investigation, but it is being probed if the man was the victim of an attack.

"He was discovered with serious injuries which could be consistent with an assault, but a post-mortem examination will be needed to conclusively determine the cause of death," the source said.

"An examination of the scene will also be carried out, and it is feared that he may have been lying there undiscovered for several hours."

Irish Independent

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