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Dublin: 8 °C Thursday 12 December, 2019

Gardaí seek man wearing top "stained with blood" after body found inside Dublin flat

Another man was found injured outside.

Gardaí and forensic examiners outside the house in Dublin today.
Gardaí and forensic examiners outside the house in Dublin today.

Updated at 9.10pm

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE discovery of the body of a young man in Dublin have issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Gardaí were called to an incident at a flat on South Circular Road close to the junction with Bloomfield Avenue, Dublin 8 at around 3.45pm this afternoon.

A man (20s) was discovered with injuries on the roadway close to the scene and removed to St James’ Hospital. He remains there this evening with non-life-threatening injuries.

When gardaí examined the inside of the flat they discovered the body of a man believed to be in his 20s.

The man is an Irish national. His body was taken to the City Morgue where a post-mortem examination will be carried out tomorrow.

NCR KILLING 758A2164 Blood stained items on the pavement at the scene today. Source: Eamonn Farrell

Gardaí are now seeking a third man who was seen leaving the flat at about 3.20pm this afternoon.

The man is aged in his 20s and is described as:

  • 5 ft 6 inches in height
  • Of thin build
  • Wearing a dark top that may be stained with blood.

The scene of the incident has been sealed off for a technical examination and the office of the State Pathologist has been informed.

Anyone who was in the South Circular Road/Bloomfield Avenue this afternoon between 3pm and 4pm or who has any information about the incident is asked to contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 01 666 9482.

With reporting from Cormac Fitzgerald

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