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04th Nov 2019

Man arrested after child found dead at house in Limerick

Dave Hanratty

The body was discovered on Sunday evening.

Gardaí have arrested a man after a child was found dead in Limerick on Sunday evening (3 November).

Shortly after 7pm, Gardaí discovered the body of a young boy, believed to be 11 years of age, at a house in the Ballynanty area of Limerick City.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardaí are investigating all possible circumstances surrounding the death.

A man aged in his late 20s was arrested following the discovery and is currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Henry Street Garda Station.

The scene has been preserved for a forensic and technical examination and the services of both the Office of the State Pathologist and Garda Technical Bureau have been requested.

Investigations are ongoing.