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Woman and man arrested on suspicion of murder of 55-year-old man in Cork

A murder investigation was launched on Sunday.

Image: Niall Carson

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man and a woman on suspicion of the murder of a 55-year-old man who was found at a rented house in Cork city at the weekend.

The woman is aged in her early 50s and the man in his early 40s.

The victim, believed to be originally from Mayfield on the north side of the city, was found by his son when he went to the house on Saturday afternoon.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Bandon Road area between 9.30pm and 10.30pm on Wednesday 4 September to come forward. 

They’re also appealing to any motorists travelling in the area at that time who might have dashcam footage. 

A murder investigation was launched on Sunday. Gardaí said that for operational reasons they will not be releasing the details of the post-mortem.

The woman is being detained at Togher Garda Station while the man is being detained at Mayfield Garda Station. Both are detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. 

 Anyone with information is asked to contact Anglesea Street Gardaí on 021 4522000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 11 or any Garda station.

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