Thursday 13 December 2018

Body of man (40s) discovered at Limerick apartment

David Raleigh

Gardai sealed off a flat in Limerick city Sunday night as they began investigations into a man’s death.

The body of a man  (40s) was discovered in the flat, situated on Little O’Curry Street, shortly before 6pm, gardai said.

It’s understood the deceased has a number of injuries to his body.

Officers based at the Limerick Garda Divisional headquarters, located a short distance away on Henry Street, immediately sealed off the property, and a section of Little O’Curry Street.

The property where the body was discovered is divided into two flats — one flat upstairs, one flat downstairs.

For operational reasons Gardai would not say if the deceased was found upstairs or downstairs in the property.

The services of the office of the State Pathologist as well as the Garda Technical Bureau have been requested by local Gardai.

A full forensic examination of the flat where the body was found, as well as a post mortem, are expected to be carried out Monday.

A statement released by the Garda Press Office, Sunday, said: “Gardaí in Henry Street are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a male in his 40s at a flat on Little O'Curry Street shortly before 6pm this evening.”

“The scene has been preserved and the offices of The State Pathologist have been notified. The services of the Garda Technical Bureau have also been requested.”

“Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses or to anyone who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious in or around Little O'Curry Street to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212400, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”

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