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Gardaí treating discovery of man's body in Cork city as suspicious

The man’s body was found by his son when he went to the house on the south side of Cork city at lunchtime today.

Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Updated Sep 7th 2019, 5:00 PM

GARDAÍ ARE TREATING as suspicious the death of a 55-year-old man at a rented house in Bandon Road in Cork city. 

The discovery was made shortly after 11.30am this morning at a house on Bandon Road in Cork city.

A garda spokesperson said they are “investigating all circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body”. 

The extent of the garda probe will be determined by the results of a post-mortem examination.

The man is believed to be originally from Mayfield on the north side of the city. His body was found by his son when he went to the house on the south side of Cork city at lunchtime today. 

The man’s son decided to go to the house after he was unable to contact his father for a number of days by phone. 

The death was treated as suspicious after gardaí turned the body over and discovered injuries. 

Investigating officers have requested the services of the State Pathologist’s Office and forensic experts will also examine the scene.

Gardaí have also begun door to door inquiries in the area to see if anyone noticed anything suspicious in the locality in the past few days.

Gardaí have begun tracing the man’s last movements. They are examining CCTV footage to try and trace when he last left the property or to see if anyone called to the house. 

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