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Gardaí investigating the murder of a man in his 70s at his home in Dublin 8

The man was aged in his 70s

Gardaí at the scene in Cork Street, Dublin today.
Gardaí at the scene in Cork Street, Dublin today.
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Updated Apr 29th 2021, 5:30 PM

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING the murder of a man who they believe was beaten to death at his home in Dublin 8.

The body of the man aged in his 70s was found at a residence at Robinson’s Court off Cork Street in Dublin city centre.

The body remains at the scene and the Office of the State Pathologist has been notified.

Sources have told The Journal that a preliminary examination of the scene showed that the man was beaten to death with a blunt instrument. 

He suffered severe head and upper body injuries in the attack.

“The theory they are working off at the moment is that his attacker went into his home and beat him to death.

“There will be a better picture of what happened in the coming hours as forensics examine the scene,” a source said. 

Gardaí in Kevin Street are leading the investigation and house to house enquiries has already begun into the incident. 

A garda spokesperson appealed for witnesses to come forward as a post mortem is due to be carried tomorrow. 

“Gardaí are carrying out a criminal investigation into the discovery of a body of a male in unexplained circumstances this morning, 29/04/2021, at a residence in the Robinson’s Court area of Cork Street, Dublin 8.

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“The State Pathologist, Dr. Heidi Okkers, has attended the scene. The body is due to be removed to the City Morgue later this evening for a post mortem tomorrow, 30/04/2021.

“Members of the Garda Technical Bureau remain at the scene currently.

“Gardai are appealing for anyone with information to come forward, particularly anyone who was in or passing by the Robinson’s Court area of Cork Street between 6pm on 28/04/2021 – 11am on 29/04/2021. Anyone with information are asked to contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 01 666 9400 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111,” the spokesperson said. 

Additional reporting by Orla Dwyer.

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