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Gardaí appeal for information after boy's body found at house in Limerick

A man in his 20s has been arrested and remains in gardaí custody.

Henry Street Garda Station, Limerick
Henry Street Garda Station, Limerick
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Updated Nov 4th 2019, 1:31 PM

GARDAÍ IN LIMERICK have appealed for witnesses after the body of a child was found at a house in Co Limerick yesterday evening. 

Shortly after 7pm, gardaí discovered the body of a boy, believed to be aged 11, at a house in the Ballynanty area of Limerick City following a fatal assault.

It is understood he was discovered with multiple injuries. He was pronounced dead a short time later. His body remains at the scene. 

A man in his 20s was arrested and is currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Henry Street Garda Station.

An investigation has been launched and gardaí say they are investigating all of the circumstances of his death.

Gardaí today appealed for information from anyone in the vicinity of Shanabooley Road, Ballynanty or in the Moyross area between 4pm and 7pm last night.

Any person who saw anything suspicious or who may have information in relation to the investigation has been asked to contact the incident room at Mayorstone Park Garda Station on 061-456989, the Garda Confidential Line 1800- 666 -111 or any Garda Station. 

The scene at the house on Shanabooley Road has been preserved for a forensic and technical examination.

A post-mortem examination will be conducted today at University Hospital Limerick by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster.

Investigations are ongoing. 

With reporting from David Raleigh.

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