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Investigation launched after man's body found in Co Meath field

It is understood that the man suffered gunshot wounds.

Gardaí at the scene where a man's body was found in Co Meath.
Gardaí at the scene where a man's body was found in Co Meath.
Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie

Updated at 6.25pm

GARDAÍ HAVE LAUNCHED an investigation after a man’s body was discovered this afternoon on the border between Meath and Kildare.

The man in his 20s was found at around midday today in a field in Walterstown, between Leixlip and Dunboyne.

It is understood that the man suffered gunshot wounds. His body remains at the scene and he has yet to be formally identified.

However it’s believed that the victim was a close relative of a victim of the Hutch/Kinahan gangland feud.

The scene has been preserved for examination by the State Pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau.

Gardaí have set up an incident room at Ashbourne Garda Station, and enquiries are ongoing.

- With reporting from Garreth MacNamee.

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