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Post-mortem to be carried out on second body found in River Bandon

A man’s body was recovered from the River Bandon today, not far from where the remains of Jonathan Duke were found on Sunday night.

Updated at 7.20pm

A MAN’S BODY has been recovered from the River Bandon in Co Cork today.

A garda forensics team arrived on the scene earlier this afternoon, according to Evening Echo journalist Helen Walsh, who tweeted a photograph of the scene.

Gardaí investigating the murder of Jonathan Duke found the second body just before midday less than a mile downstream from where Duke’s remains were found at the weekend.

The body recovered today has not been identified, but gardaí say the man was aged in his 40s. The state pathologist has been notified and the body has been moved to Cork University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have any information about the man’s death, or who may have seen anything suspicious in the area surrounding the Bridge House in Bandon between 8pm on Saturday and midnight on Sunday to contact them on 023 885 2200, through any garda station, or on the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Gardaí said earlier today that they are concerned about the safety of an Englishman in his 40s who was drinking in the same flat where Duke was involved in a row prior to his death.

A man and a woman, both in their 30s, were arrested on Sunday in an apartment block in the town and appeared in court this evening to face charges in connection with Duke’s murder.

Additional reporting by Susan Ryan

Read: Two charged with murder of Jonathan Duke >

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