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Gardai appeal for information over body parts found in bag in Dublin street

Gardai have launched an investigation.

Gardai at a scene in Coolock, north Dublin, where human body parts where found in a bag (Cate McCurry/PA)
Gardai at a scene in Coolock, north Dublin, where human body parts where found in a bag (Cate McCurry/PA)

By Cate McCurry, PA

Gardai issued an appeal for information following the discovery of human body parts in north Dublin.

The alarm was raised shortly before 10pm on Monday when human limbs were found in a bag outside houses at the junction of Moatview Gardens and Moatview Drive in Coolock.

The remains were removed from the scene on Tuesday by ambulance to the City Morgue for a post-mortem examination, while the scene has been preserved for a forensic examination.

The victim has not yet been identified.

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The bag is still at the scene in Coolock, where the road has been cordoned off (Cate McCurry/PA)

The discovery comes amid concerns over a missing teenager. It is understood that the teenager had recently been threatened.

A local priest told local RTE news that neighbours were frightened by the incident.

Father Brian Shortall said: “There’s no words, people around here are ordinary decent family people.

“Children come to the school in the area, close to where the body was found, and will have walked by there this morning.

“It’s quite frightening and at the same time we need to redouble our efforts as a community to find ways to rally around each other and show support, and especially to show our young people this is not the way. This is wrong.”

Gardai have appealed to anyone who has concerns over any friend or relative they have not heard from in several days to contact them at Coolock garda station.

The Dublin City Coroner has been notified and the State pathologist was due to visit the scene on Tuesday.

Gardai are attempting to identify the body parts with the assistance of Forensic Science Ireland.

They want to speak to anyone who was in the Moatview Gardens and Drive area of Coolock, or in any adjoining roads, between 9.30pm and 10pm on Monday.

In a statement gardai said: “In particular gardai are seeking assistance from all road users who may have dash-cam footage in their vehicles which may assist investigating gardai and any assistance any person may have can contact gardai in Coolock garda station on 01 6664 200.”

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