Latest: Post mortem reveals Kane McCormack died from three gunshot wounds

Update 9.15pm:Gardaí investigating the murder of Kane McCormack have received the results of the post mortem this evening.

They said the results show he died from from three gunshot wounds, and they confirmed his death is being treated as a murder investigation.

Update 4.35pm:Gardai have upgraded their investigation into a man's body found in Co. Meath yesterday to a murder inquiry.

Officers are appealing for information on a car in connection with the murder of Kane McCormack whose body was found in a field at Walterstown, Dunboyne on the Meath/Kildare border yesterday.

They say that Mr McCormack had parked his silver Peugeot 307 hatchback, registration number 04-D in the Aldi supermarket car park in Clonee Village at 5pm last Friday.

He is then believed to have got into a black saloon type car which left the car park and turned right towards Dunboyne.

Shortly after 6pm, Gardaí in Finglas responded to a call that a black Audi saloon car was on fire just off the M50 at Meakstown Cottages.

Kane McCormack.

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

Superintendent James Cannon of Ashbourne Garda Station has appealed to anyone who was in Clonee village, particularly in the Aldi carpark, at around 5pm on Friday evening to contact them.

Supt Cannon is also appealing to anyone who drove the road through Walterstown after 5pm and who may have noticed a black saloon parked on the road. He said that this is the road which runs through Walterstown between Leixlip and Dunboyne and he asked for anyone who was around Meakstown Cottages or Balseskin Reception Centre at around 6pm on Friday to get in touch with them.

Witnesses or anyone who may have dashcams can contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01-8010600, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Update 1.15pm: A murder inquiry is expected to be launched following the results of a post mortem due to be carried out on the body of a man discovered in Meath.

Gardaí are continuing with their investigations after the man was found with gunshot wounds to the head in the Walterstown area of Dunboyne yesterday morning.

It is believed the man in his 20s is related to a victim of the Kinahan/Hutch gangland feud.

Update 10.00am: Man whose body discovered in Meath believed to have been related to Hutch/Kinahan victim.

A man whose body was discovered in Meath yesterday is believed to have been related to a victim of the Kinahan/ Hutch gangland fued.

The victim who was in his 20s was previously in court on ammunition charges and knew his life was in danger.

A post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.

Earlier: Man whose body discovered in Meath knew his life was in danger

A man whose body was discovered in Meath yesterday is understood to have known his life was in danger.

The victim who was in his 20s was found in a field in Dunboyne with gunshot wounds to the head.

A previous attempt on his life was foiled by Gardai.

Gardaí are investigating whether his death is gang related.

He had been in court facing charges of ammunition fines in the Finglas area and after his last appearance in court when a future date was being organised, his own solicitor asked that the date not be read out in court because he was aware his life was in danger.

Last night: It has been reported that the man whose body was found in a field in County Meath has had an attempt on his life previously.

This attempt had been foiled by the Gardaí.

The man, who is believed to have been an associate of an individual whose murder had been linked with the Kinahan/Hutch feud, was aware that his life was in danger.


KEYWORDS: Meath, body, shooting

 

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