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November 17

The Gardaí at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a family home in Killiney, Co. Dublin on Wednesday the 15th October 2014.

A couple in their late sixties were at home in Killiney, Co Dublin, when four armed raiders entered their home. Their grandchildren aged eleven and eight, were staying with the couple overnight. It was around 8:30pm when their ordeal began. Four raiders armed with a sledgehammer, jemmy, lump hammer and screwdriver terrorised the family. While one of the men, kept watch over the grandmother and two children at the rear of the house, the three other raiders ransacked the house. The grandfather was beaten several times as the raiders looked for a safe and other property. There was no safe, but the raiders got away with money, jewellery and the couples jeep, which they abandoned nearby. They locked the family in the utility room as they made their getaway.

Appeal:

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the Ballinclea Road and Avondale Road area on Wednesday the 15th October 2014 and may have seen suspicious activity to come forward. This area is between well known landmarks The Graduate Public House, Killiney Shopping Centre & Killiney Golf Club.

• The couple’s red Range Rover was stolen during the burglary. It was abandoned at a nearby estate, Beech Court and recovered the next day. 

• A large quantity of jewellery was stolen during the burglary and has not been recovered.

Telephone Shankill Garda Station on 016665900

National Crime Prevention Day

On this month’s crime prevention segment Sergeant Alan Roughneen was in studio to discuss thefts from shops and offer advice to businesses on how to prevent such crimes. He covered a range of issues regarding theft from shops and offer several methods of crime prevention to the retailer.

December 8th is a National Crime Prevention Day of Action, targeting theft from shops and seasonal street safety.

Missing Persons Day at Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Wednesday 3rd December, 2014

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms. Frances Fitzgerald T.D., will launch Ireland’s National Missing Persons Day on Wednesday 3rd December, 2014 at Farmleigh House, Dublin. Also speaking on the day will be the Garda Commissioner, as well as representatives of families of those who have gone missing. 

The Day presents an opportunity to commemorate those who have gone missing and acknowledge the difficulties experienced by families and friends.  On average 8,000 missing persons reports are made to An Garda Síochána each year and for each of those individuals there is a network of family and friends who are forever impacted by those days, weeks, months or years.  The Day will also allow for recognition of the progress which has been made in missing persons’ investigations over the course of the year.

It is important to recognise the invaluable contribution and commitment of An Garda Síochána, the state agencies and voluntary groups working diligently in our communities to highlight the issues and impacts surrounding people who go missing.

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The Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are looking for information in relation to missing person Paul McCarthy. Paul was twenty nine years old when he was reported missing by his family on the 15th of November 2007. He is a father of one, from Donaghmede, Dublin 13.

The last definite sighting of him was on the 21st of September that year when he visited his mother in Grangemore Grove, Donaghmede.

At the time he went missing, he had no permanent address and was living in hostels and on the streets.

His brother, Gerard comes to studio to make an appeal for help.

 

Telephone Coolock Garda Station on 016664200

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Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating a sexual assault that occurred at Carpenterstown Park, Dublin 15 on Saturday the 18th October 2014.

The park is located close to several housing estates and is known locally as “Tir na Nóg Park”. At approximately 7.30am a woman entered the park from the entrance located  on Diswellstown road, Lutterellstown. As the woman was waking through the park making her way to work she was grabbed from behind and assaulted. The suspect restrained the woman using a belt which he placed around her neck.

During the assault the woman was punched several times to the side of her forehead. She fell to the ground at this point. The woman had managed to make her way to the gate located beside the Community College. At this point she was ordered by her assailant to remove some of her clothing. She refused and managed to escape running to a nearby shopping centre.

Description of suspect

 
• Five foot eight / five foot nine in height, clean shaven and spoke with a European type accent, wearing a grey hooded top and dirty beige trousers. The man had braces on his teeth.

Appeal:

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of the park before or during the assault to come forward.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen the man leaving the park and

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who after considering the description of the man is in a position to make a nomination, to come forward.

Telephone Gardaí Blanchardstown Garda Station ph 01 6667000

Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda Station are investigating a shooting at a public house on Mount Street Lower, Dublin 2 on Saturday the 30th August 2014.

Two masked and armed men entered the pub through the front door. One of the men remained at the door attempting to control the customers. The second armed man ran through the pub and shot two men. They fled the pub and got into a dark coloured car that was parked across the road. Both men were treated in hospital for their injuries.

CCTV captured the car outside the pub, Gardaí believe it is a Volkswagen Highline Passat saloon car, 2006 to 2010 model.

 

Telephone Pearse Street Garda Station on 016669000

On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Coughley was in studio to remind viewers to get their vehicles “winter ready”. He illustrated safety aspects on vehicles that drivers need to be aware of, such as tyres, lights, fog lamps, wipers etc. He highlighted bad driving practices during previous bad weather conditions on the countries roads and offer advice on how to remain safe on the roads this winter.
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The Gardaí at Ennistymon Garda Station are investigating the recovery of the body of an unidentified male off the Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare at 14:20hrs on the 30th July 2010. Doolin Search and Rescue Team were deployed and recovered the body. The search team believed the body may have been in the water for approximately ten days. The body was badly decomposed and all facial features were destroyed.

The body was pronounced dead and the local County Coroner gave permission to remove the body and transport it to Limerick Regional Hospital. The body was naked with exception of socks and shoes. The make of the shoes could not be determined but they were black runners with a Velcro strap fastening. A label inside the shoes read “Indonesia and Budapest” which were presumably the countries of manufacture. There were no specific or distinguishing features on the body.

The body was photographed and efforts were made to take a fingerprint sample by the Scenes of Crime Unit. Due to the condition of the body this was not possible. A palm-print was successfully taken and forwarded for analysis.

On the 13th August 2014, an Orthodontist who examined the teeth expressed an opinion there had been some dental work carried out, most likely in mainland Europe. Bodily samples were taken from the body for DNA profiling. A DNA profile was created and circulated through Interpol with a view to establishing the identity of the body. To date this has been unsuccessful.

A post mortem examination on the body was carried out by Dr. Marie Cassidy at Limerick Regional Hospital on the 2nd September 2014. The examination indicated the body was that of a white adult male. The age could not be determined other than he was an adult. He was 179 centimetres in height. The hair was mostly detached although there was a little dark hair at the temples. His teeth were natural and there appeared to be a short dark moustache and beard. There were no tattoos or scars visible on the body.

The County Coroner arranged for scans of the body to be forwarded to the Craniofacial Identification unit at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee, Scotland. The centre is home to some of Europe’s most experienced experts in the field of craniofacial reconstruction and the sciences of facial reconstruction. The skull and three post mortem photographs of the deceased were examined and a craniofacial reconstruction of the skull was produced. The images were circulated through Interpol to European Police Forces in an effort to identify the deceased. To date there has been no positive identification of the deceased through Interpol.

 
Gardaí are appealing for the public's assistance to identify this male.

 

Telephone Ennistymon Garda Station on 0657072180