Tuesday 20 March 2018

Gardai investigating suspected murder in capital

Scene of a serious assault at Avonbeg Gardens, Tallaght.
Scene of a serious assault at Avonbeg Gardens, Tallaght.

Claire Murphy and Denise Calnan

Gardai are investigating a suspected murder in Tallaght.

The incident happened at approximately 5.30pm today at Avonbeg Gardens.

The man, understood to be in his forties, was seriously assaulted and taken to Tallaght Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Forensic gardai have preserved the scene but no arrests have been made.

RTE report that a row broke out in the area at approximately 5.30pm this evening.

The argument is believed to have escalated when the man received his injuries.

Investigating gardai are appealing for anyone with information to contact the incident room at Tallaght Garda Station on 01-666 6000, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

They are currently carrying out door-to-door enquiries in the area.

More to follow

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