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Tuesday, 14th January 2020

Fears that body parts found in Coolock may be those of Drogheda teenager

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Fears have emerged that the body parts found in a Coolock housing estate last night are those of a Drogheda teenager who was allegedly a member of a local gang involved in the illicit drug trade.

Less than four hours after yesterday’s incident at the Bridge of Peace, the grisly news emerged of a bag of body parts being found in a sports bag at the junction of Moatview Gardens and Moatview Drive in Coolock in North Dublin.

The remains are those of a teenager and there are fears locally that they are of a 17 year old Drogheda man who was involved in the drug trade and was allegedly threatened that he would be murdered and his body dismembered.

According to a local source the missing teenager was abducted shortly after yesterday’s attack at the Bridge of Peace which took place at 6.20 pm when a number of shots were fired from a passing car into a taxi.

The intended target was a senior member of one of the feuding gangs who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the taxi. He made his escape from the vehicle by climbing over the injured driver John Myles. It was by sheer fluke that Mr. Myles was not killed. All of this took place in the middle of rush hour traffic and with many pedestrians in the area and very close to the Garda station.

Gardaí are seeking anyone who has concerns for a loved one who they have not heard from in the last number of days to contact them at Coolock Garda Station.  They are continuing to identify the human body parts with the assistance of Forensic Science Ireland.

In particular Gardaí are seeking assistance from all road users who may have dashcam footage which may assist them and any assistance any person may have can contact Gardaí in Coolock Garda station on 01 - 6664200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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