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Man arrested after child found dead at a house in Limerick

The man is believed to be aged in his 20s.

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man after a child was found dead at a house in Limerick.

Shortly after 7pm Gardaí discovered the body of a boy, believed to be aged 11, at a house in the Ballynanty area of Limerick City following a fatal assault.

It is understood he was discovered with multiple injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

An investigation has been launched and gardaí say they are investigating all of the circumstances of his death.

A man in his 20s was arrested and is currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Henry Street Garda Station.

The scene has been preserved for a forensic and technical examination.

The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified, and the Garda Technical Bureau have been requested. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

With reporting from David Raleigh.

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