Meath body 'found with multiple gunshot wounds'

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda

A post mortem will be carried out today on the body of a man found in a Co Meath field yesterday.

It has been reported that he suffered a number of gunshot wounds.

The victim has been named in newspaper reports today as Paul Gallagher, who was aged in his mid 20s and originally from Dublin, but had been missing from his home in Drogheda.

His remains were found at Ballymacan between Slane and Collon, before being moved to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

The area was sealed off overnight for a technical examination and the State Pathologist attended the scene.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to contact Navan Garda Station on 046 - 9079930.

Gardaí are expected to launch a murder investigation.

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