Monday 11 December 2017

Gardaí investigate mystery 'bloodstains' on busy Dublin footpath

Blood was spotted outside the Station Cafe in Drumcondra. Picture: Reader
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

Gardaí have sealed off an area in North Dublin after a large 'bloodstain' was discovered by traders early this morning.

The manager of the Station Cafe on Lower Drumcondra Road arrived to work at 8am to find the large pool of what appears to be blood outside a door.

Gardaí have sealed off the area outside the Station Cafe in Drumcondra. Picture: Reader
Gardaí have sealed off the area outside the Station Cafe in Drumcondra. Picture: Reader

There was no sign of an injured person and no further indication as to what had happened overnight.

The stain was adjacent to the cafe in a doorway that leads to accommodation for the staff.

"I asked the staff if they knew what had happened, but none of them knew. Whatever it was was still liquid so I don't think it was there long," he added.

The manager called the Gardaí at Mountjoy who sealed off the area which was then inspected by members of the garda technical bureau.

Samples were removed for analysis.

"It looked like one big splash of blood that was running down the path, and then there were more stains leading past the cafe towards the train station," said the cafe manager.

Blood was spotted outside the Station Cafe in Drumcondra. Picture: Reader
Blood was spotted outside the Station Cafe in Drumcondra. Picture: Reader

Separately, officers are contacting local hospitals, including the nearby Mater Hospital, to establish if any admissions may be connected to the discovery.

CCTV from the area will also be examined.

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