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Death of man found in Ballymun being treated by gardaí as 'personal tragedy'

Officers have launched an investigation after the discovery earlier today.

Gardaí at the scene in Ballymun.
Gardaí at the scene in Ballymun.
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Updated Nov 25th 2019, 5:40 PM

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE discovery of a man’s body in Ballymun are now describing his passing as a “personal tragedy”. 

The body was discovered in a shipping container in the Balbutcher Lane area of Ballymun.

The discovery was made at approximately 10.50am this morning.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been removed for a post-mortem examination. 

In statement this evening, gardaí said that they are treating the death as a personal tragedy. They added that the death is not connected with any other ongoing investigations in the north Dublin area.

It’s understood the victim had received serious injuries consistent with an assault prior to his death. However, gardaí do not believe at this time that they are the reason behind his passing.

With reporting from Garreth MacNamee

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