Friday 20 April 2018

Crimestoppers renew appeal after Ballyboughal 'murder'

Michal Kurek.
Michal Kurek.

John Manning

Following last week's featuring of the alleged murder on RTE's Crime Call, Crimestoppers and gardaí have renewed the appeal for information in relation to the killing of Michal Kurek whose body was found at Ballyboughal.

He had died from multiple stab wounds. Michal was a 33 year old man, originally from Dziewin in Poland, who had resided mainly in Ireland since 2010. He was recently homeless and frequented the Ongar area, Dublin 15.

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 3rr 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).'

Detective inspector Carroll said: 'I genuinely believe that members of the public have information in relation to the murder and I am asking these individuals to come forward. Information can be given to investigating Gardaí at Balbriggan Garda Station on 01 6664500 or any Garda Station. If a member of the public prefers to give the information without identify themselves, they can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.'

Fingal Independent