Tuesday 24 October 2017

Woman's leg found washed up on beach

Paul Melia

Paul Melia

A WALKER discovered a woman's leg washed up on a beach in Dublin.

Gardai are investigating the grisly find on Dollymount Strand in the north of the city, and the leg has been removed to the city coroner's office for further examination.

The leg, which may have been severed by a passing ship in the bay, is understood to belong to a woman. It was found at 9am yesterday morning.

It had not been badly decomposed and is not suspected of being in the water for long.

Gardai are not treating the discovery as suspicious, and believe it relates to a personal tragedy. It is understood gardai know the identity of the person concerned.

In February last year, a human arm was found on the same beach.

It was identified as belonging to a convicted rapist.

James Nolan (46), from Finglas in Dublin, had not been seen since his release from Portlaoise jail the previous November, where he had served a three-year sentence for a burglary.

Irish Independent

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