Gardaí arrest woman in connection with Mark Desmond murder in Lucan

Update 2pm: Gardaí investigating the murder of Mark Desmond in Dublin last year have arrested a fifth person - a 42-year-old woman.

Mr Desmond was found dead after suffering a number of gunshot wounds at Griffeen Valley Park in Lucan on December 2, 2016.

Two men - in their 20s - were detained in the Clondalkin area this morning while, a 42-year-old woman was arrested in the west Dublin earlier.

Two other men - one in his 20s and the other in his 30s - were arrested in the west Dublin area yesterday morning.

Earlier:

Gardaí have arrested two men in connection with the murder of Mark Desmond in Lucan, Dublin, last December.

The men were detained in the Clondalkin area this morning and following a planned operation involving a number of units of Gardaí.

They are both in their 20s.

Mr Desmond was discovered deceased after suffering a number of gunshot wounds at at Griffeen Valley Park, Lucan, in December.

Two men have previously been arrested as part of the investigation.

Forensics at the scene of the shooting in December. Pic: Collins


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