Friday 23 February 2018

Gardai probe death of a man at a property in Cork

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Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

GARDAI are keeping an open mind about the circumstances in which a middle-aged man died in Cork.

The man, understood to be in his late 40s and an Irish national, was discovered dead in a property outside Churchtown in north Cork.

It is understood he had sustained what appeared to be a number of wounds to his torso.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene before he could be transferred to Cork University Hospital (CUH).

Gardai immediately sealed off the scene to allow for a full technical and forensic examination.

Detectives are also set to commence door-to-door inquiries in the area to determine the last known movements of the deceased.

The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified.

A full post mortem examination is expected to be conducted later this evening at CUH by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster.

Detailed toxicology tests will also be carried out.

Mallow Gardai are investigating the matter.

Gardai stressed that the nature of their investigation will be determined by the post mortem findings.

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