Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 December 2014

Murder probe as body found in flat

Gardai outside a building on Prussia Street in Stoneybatter, Dublin, after the body of a man was discovered in a flat
Gardai outside a building on Prussia Street in Stoneybatter, Dublin, after the body of a man was discovered in a flat

Detectives have launched a murder probe after the body of a man was found in a flat.

The grim discovery was made in Prussia Street in Stoneybatter in Dublin's north inner city after a tip-off to gardai.

A suspect, a man aged in his 30s who knew the victim, was arrested in the city centre and is being questioned by detectives in Bridewell Garda Station.

A woman in her 40s was later arrested in connection with the murder. She was also taken to the Bridewell Garda station for questioning.

It is believed the body had been at the scene overnight but was found shortly before 3pm on Saturday.

The scene was cordoned off for a technical examination and the assistant State pathologist, Dr Michael Curtis, confirmed the body was a man.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out on Sunday.

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