Wednesday 26 October 2016

Man arrested over murder of dad dumped in lane

Andrew Guerrine discovered in same lane as baby Maria found in last month

Andrew Guerrine

Gardai have arrested a man in connection with the murder of Andrew Guerrine, whose body was discovered dumped in west Dublin last month.

The 37-year-old man was arrested in the Tallaght area of Dublin yesterday afternoon.

He is currently being held at Clondalkin Garda Station under Section Four of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The body of Mr Guerrine (37) was found on Saturday, May 23 in Steelstown Lane, Rathcoole, by a passer-by in the early hours of the morning.

The father-of-one was found in the exact same place a new-born baby girl had been discovered three weeks previously.

Gardai have ruled out a connection between the two incidents, with sources indicating that the spot was chosen due to the lack of CCTV cameras in the area.

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No definitive motive has yet been established for the murder of Guerrine, who was originally from Rutland Avenue in Crumlin. He was not considered a major gangland figure.

Sources say Guerrine only had months to live after a steady decline in his health in recent years from drug abuse.

He was suffering from a form of bodily decay that is common in intravenous drug users who have infections from dirty needles or drugs contaminated with bacteria.

One line of inquiry being looked at is that he may have been killed in case he decided to make some form of deathbed confession.

Guerrine was arrested and questioned a number of times in relation to gang-related killings but he was never charged with any serious offences.

His funeral will take place tomorrow morning at the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Whitefriar Street at 11:30am.

Investigating gardai are continuing to appeal for witnesses to contact the incident room at Clondalkin Garda Station.

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