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Gardaí set up checkpoints as Kenneth O'Brien murder investigation intensifies

They are also appealing for members of the public to check their premises.

17/1/2016. Body in Canal Kildare Source: Eamonn Farrell/

GARDAÍ HAVE SET up in a series of checkpoints as the investigation into the death of Kenneth O’Brien intensifies.

A renewed appeal for information has been issued this evening, and in particular for members of the public living in the area close to where the man’s body was discovered to check for unusual activity.

The body of the 33-year-old Dublin man was discovered in the Grand Canal in the Ardclough area on Saturday, 16 January.

download-322 Source: Garda Press Office

A statement from gardaí asked those living in the area to check if a room or equipment on their premises was disturbed or in anyway different than when they left.

“Did you as an employee or employer notice anything different in your premises?” the statement read.

It added:

A series of check points will be carried out this evening in the Ardclough area as part of our ongoing investigations where an opportunity will be provided for persons who visit or use the area to meet gardaí and provide information if they so wish.

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20/1/2016. Body in Case Murder Gardaí at the home of Kenneth O'Brien. Source: Eamonn Farrell/

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Leixlip Garda Station 01 666 7800.

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