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  • Northside West

Gardai renew appeal in local murder case

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 8:00am
Gardai renew appeal in local murder case

Michal Kurek

Gardai renew appeal in local murder case

Michal Kurek

GARDAÍ investigating the murder of Michal Kurek have renewed their appeal for information.  

The 34-year-old Polish man resided in Ireland for several years and is known to have spent time in the Blanchardstown/Ongar area, as well as Dublin city centre.

Michal’s body was discovered at Grange, Ballyboughal, County Dublin, on August 4. Following a post mortem examination, it was established that he died as a result of stab wounds.  

Superintendent Noel Carolan described the area where Michal’s body was discovered as otherwise a generally very quiet, peaceful rural community. The victim was homeless in recent months, he said.

A Garda Family Liaison Officer is engaged with members of Michal’s family in Poland to provide support and inform them of the progress of the investigation.

"Garda resources are not being spared in this investigation and several hundred lines of enquiry are being examined,” added Superintendent Carolan. “We have received massive assistance from the public as well as very valuable information from the local community, the Polish community and the homeless community.”

Gardaí would like to hear from people who knew Michal, in particular anyone who met him or knew of his movements at any time on Thursday, August 3, or Friday, August 4. 

They are asked to contact Balbriggan Garda Station on 01-8020510 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111.

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