Belfast Telegraph

Gardai name man found shot dead in County Meath field

Gardai have named a man who was shot dead in County Meath on Saturday as Kane McCormack.

The 24-year-old's body was found in a field at Walterstown, Dunboyne on the Meath/Kildare border.

There has been speculation that the murder may be linked to the ongoing Kinahan and Hutch crime gang feud, which has so far claimed 11 lives.

Mr McCormack was last seen at the Aldi supermarket car park in Clonee Village, on Friday at about 5pm, where he parked his car.

Police said he left the car park in another car which went in the direction of Dunboyne.

His body was found the following morning in a nearby field.

A Garda spokesman said: "He got into a black saloon-type car.

"This car left the car park and turned right towards Dunboyne. Shortly after 6pm Gardai in Finglas responded to a call that a black Audi saloon car was on fire just off the M50 at Meakstown Cottages.

"Investigating Gardai are trying to establish any link between the murder and this black Audi car."

Officers appealed for anyone with any information to come forward, especially anyone who may have noticed either vehicle in the vicinity or any suspicious activity.

They have also appealed to anyone who may have dashcams or who were in or close to any of the locations to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01-8010600, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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