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Gardai to dig up Dublin property for bodies of two babies

By Charlie Weston

Gardai will today begin digging at a Dublin house which is at the centre of allegations of the killings of two newborn babies.

A 53-year-old woman has alleged that she was raped by her father and other men at the house when she was a teenager.

She is alleging that she gave birth to two babies when she was aged 12 and 14, but that these were killed by her mother and buried in the garden.

The woman reported her allegations to the gardai, and officers are now investigating.

The claims date back to the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Gardai also wish to speak to the woman’s elderly mother as part of their investigation. The woman’s father, who she accused of raping her, is dead.

It is understood that gardai have been investigating the woman’s complaints for several months.

They have interviewed several family members, friends and school friends.

Experts from the Republic’s National Bureau of Criminal Investigation have been involved.

Gardai last night confirmed that a search warrant had been executed and that the search of the Walkinstown property will last up to three weeks.

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