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Gardaí investigate 'assault' claims after piece of ear discovered outside Dublin flats complex

Investigations are at a very early stage.

The scene at the flats complex.
The scene at the flats complex.
Image: Andrew Roberts/TheJournal.ie

Updated Aug 1st 2018, 2:10 PM

GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN are investigating if two people were involved in an altercation prior to a piece of human flesh being found near a flats complex in the inner city.

The piece of flesh or cartilage was found on Whitefriar Street at around 9.45am. It is believed to be a piece of an ear but tests have not yet been carried out.

A member of the public is believed to have raised the alarm. It is not known how much of the ear was found or the condition it was found in.

Gardaí say investigations are ongoing. Anyone with any information can call any garda station.

Early indications have suggested that two men were having a row outside the complex. However, investigations are still at a very early stage and the results from the forensic tests will determine the course of the investigation.

With reporting by Garreth MacNamee

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