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The scene in the Phoenix Park today.
The scene in the Phoenix Park today.
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Body of man found in Phoenix Park

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses who were near Wellington Road between 12.30am and 1am today.
Nov 29th 2013, 12:45 PM 35,050 61

Updated 12.45pm

THE BODY OF a man was found in the Phoenix Park in the early hours of this morning.

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery and the scene is being preserved.

The office of the State Pathologist has been notified and personnel are due to attend the site later this morning.

It is understood the deceased suffered burn injuries. He was discovered near the Wellington Monument in a sleeping bag. There was a fire reported in the area but gardaí have not indicated if they believe it was started deliberately or accidentally.

An appeal for witnesses has been made with investigators anxious to talk to anybody who may have been in the vicinity of Wellington Road between 12.30am and 1am today. Those who can assist with the probe are asked to contact Cabra garda station on 01 666 7400.

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