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Body of young man discovered in Dublin field

The man is believed to have been in his early 20s.

Gardaí at the scene in Balheary near Swords, Co Dublin.
Gardaí at the scene in Balheary near Swords, Co Dublin.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING the discovery of the body of a young man just outside Swords, Co Dublin this afternoon.

The body of the man, who was believed to be in his early 20s, was found in a field near Balheary shortly before 3pm.

Gardaí said the body remains at the scene pending a full technical and forensic examination. The State Pathologist’s Office has been contacted and preliminary enquiries are ongoing.

A spokesperson for gardaí told that “all circumstances are being investigated”. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Swords Garda Station 01-6664700, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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