Monday 23 April 2018

Man killed and dumped in Drishogue

The scene at Drishogue
The scene at Drishogue

The small rural community of Drishogue was left shocked and saddened by the grim discovery of the body of a 32-year-old Polish national at a laneway off the Ballyboughal to Oldtown Road, last Friday morning.

Gardaí have identified the body as Michal Kurek (32), originally from Poland who had been living in the Dublin area for a number of years and was brutally killed, stabbed up to 40 times.

Ballyboughal-based councillor, Cllr David O'Connor knows the rural and mostly agricultural community where Mr Kurke's body was found, intimately. He told the Fingal Independent that everyone in Drishogue was 'shocked that someone can be so brutally murdered and left on the side of the road, like that'.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing to the public for information in relation to Mr Kurek's recent movements and to friends and associates to contact the incident room at Balbriggan Garda Station on 01-802 0510, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

A local man discovered the body and alerted gardaí in Balbriggan who were on scene at approximately 10.40am.

The scene was preserved and the offices of the State Pathologists and the Garda Technical Bureau were notified.

Gardaí are working on the assumption that Mr Kurek was not killed where he was dumped.

No arrests have been made so far but Gardaí are understood to be reviewing CCTV coverage in the area to identify any vehicle that may have been used in the dumping of the body.

At a media briefing at Balbriggan Garda Station on Friday, Superintendent Noel Carolan confirmed this was a 'murder investigation'.

He said: 'It looks as if he (Mr Kurek) could have been there overnight, or maybe even a couple of days before that.'

He added: 'In all probability, we are probably looking at a situation where the fatal injuries did not take place here, It probably means there is more than just one scene.'

Fingal Independent