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Saturday 23 June 2018

Gardai launch fresh appeal for information into murder of man stabbed and dumped in ditch

Stabbing victim Michal Kurek
Stabbing victim Michal Kurek

Sasha Brady

Crimestoppers and gardaí have launched a fresh appeal for information on the murder of Michal Kurek.

His body was discovered in a laneway off the R129 Ballyboughal to Oldtown Road on August 4.

A post mortem examination confirmed that Mr Kurek died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

The 34-year-old from Dziewin in Poland had resided in Ireland since 2010. It is understood he had been living rough in the months leading up to his death.

No arrests have been made so far.

Speaking today, Detective Inspector Eddie Carroll, Balbriggan Garda Station said, "In August Michal was murdered and we are appealing for anyone with information or anyone who saw Michael between Thursday 3rd or Friday 4th August, 2017 to come forward. 

"Based on Michal’s last known movements, we are particularly keen to hear from people residing in the areas of Ongar, Clonsilla, Coolmine, Hartstown and Huntstown. We are also appealing to members of the Polish community (Crimestoppers posters have been designed in the Polish language, to assist any witnesses).”

He added: "I genuinely believe that members of the public have information in relation to the murder and I am asking these individuals to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to phone Crimecall on 1800 40 50 60 or contact Gardaí at Balbriggan Garda Station on 01 666 4500.

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