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Murdered man may have known attackers

A man who was found murdered in his Dublin home may have been kicked to death, security sources revealed last night.

The body of Kevin Molloy (42) was found in a pool of blood at his home at Glendhu Road in Cabra on Sunday morning.

Gardai launched a murder hunt after a post mortem revealed he had suffered from several severe blows to the head.

The murder victim is said to have suffered "severe injuries" as a result of a frenzied attack.

Local sources say that he may have known his attacker or had been the victim of a break-in that went wrong.

Gardai have begun to retrace the final movements of the dead man who was single, unemployed and originally from the Clontarf area.

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Monday 02 February 2015. House on Glendhu Rd. Cabra where body was found.

Monday 02 February 2015. House on Glendhu Rd. Cabra where body was found.

Monday 02 February 2015. House on Glendhu Rd. Cabra where body was found.

Monday 02 February 2015. House on Glendhu Rd. Cabra where body was found.

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Monday 02 February 2015. House on Glendhu Rd. Cabra where body was found.

It is understood that Mr Molloy had moved to live in Cabra when he purchased the home eight years ago.

The dead man had been living alone for several years and had fallen on hard times as a result of an alcohol problem. He had kept a very low profile and had never been in any kind of trouble in the past.

It is understood that the house was not effectively secured and that anyone could walk in through the front or back doors.

The gruesome discovery was made on Sunday by relatives who had become concerned for Mr Molloy.

hnews@herald.ie


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