Friday 22 March 2019

Death of man aged 45 with number of injuries is treated as 'suspicious'

Gardai at the door of the flat in Little O’Curry Street
Gardai at the door of the flat in Little O’Curry Street

Gardai are treating the death of a 45-year-old man in Limerick as suspicious after he was discovered with a number of injuries.

The man was found inside a flat on Little O'Curry Street in Limerick city centre at around 6pm yesterday.

Last night a garda forensic team were called to the scene.

The flat was sealed off by investigators last night, along with a section of the street where it is located.


"Gardai in Henry Street are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a male in his 40s at a flat on Little O'Curry Street shortly before 6pm this evening," a spokesman said.

"The scene has been preserved and the offices of the State Pathologist have been notified. The services of the Garda Technical Bureau have also been requested."

Local representative Elenora Hogan said her thoughts were with the family of the man, though she said she was not yet aware of his identity.

"It's very tragic, whoever the unfortunate man is," Ms Hogan said. "Anything like this is very sad, particularly at this time of year when we're all just getting over the buzz of Christmas and New Year's."

It is believed that State Pathologist Prof Marie Cassidy will perform a post-mortem examination today at University Hospital Limerick.

They are appealing for witnesses or to anyone who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious in or around Little O'Curry Street to contact Henry Street garda station, the garda confidential telephone line or any garda station.

Gardai are awaiting the report by the State Pathologist to determine the course of their investigation.

In a separate incident, a Kildare father-of-two died in a crash after his car hit a wall in the early hours of yesterday.


The man, in his late 40s, was fatally injured when the car he was driving left the road and struck a wall at around 2.15am on the N4 inbound at Lucan in west Dublin.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Blanchardtown Hospital.

The man, who was named locally as Darren Hedley, was the sole occupant of the car.

Mr Hedley is understood to have had two children, a boy and a girl.

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