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Murder of Stephen Lynch 13/4/17

Murder-of-Stephen-Lynch-13.4.17The Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating the murder of Stephen Lynch, which occurred at Brookview Close, Tallaght, Dublin 24 on Thursday 13 April 2017.  

Stephen Lynch got a lift from a friend to Brookview Close, where he got out of his friends vehicle.  He walked up to a silver Ford Focus hatchback and engaged in a conversation with the three people that were sitting in the car, through the front passenger window.  There was some shouting heard and then the Ford Focus proceeded to drive over Stephen.  Stephen died from his injuries at the scene. 

The occupants of the Ford Focus got out of the car, abandoned it, and ran from the scene.  This vehicle was recovered by Gardaí and has been preserved.  One of the suspects ran down Brookview Close onto Brookview Park and towards Brookdfield Road.  This suspect was not seen after this.  The other two suspects took a left turn off Brookview Close and headed towards Brookview Avenue.  They were then chased by some of the residents of Brookview Close.  One of these suspects was tripped up by a resident.  This suspect fell and cut his hand but got up and continued running onto Brookview Avenue.  

There is currently a Crimestoppers Appeal seeking information. 

Descriptions of Suspects 

One of the suspects involved is described as being a tanned male, approximately 5ft 8 inches, think with black hair and wearing a green or navy rain jacket. 

A second suspect is described as being very thin with a gaunt face, dark brown hair and wearing a red Bubble jacket. 


  • This is a live investigation and while some progress has been (including a number of arrests) more evidence is required to bring the suspects to justice.
  • Gardaí made a direct appeal to the people involved, or to those who know the people involved in Stephen’s murder.
  • It may be the case that with the passage of time, or change in circumstances, people who felt they could not come forward previously may now feel more comfortable in doing so.
  • Investigators reassured the public that people who do wish to come forward will be treated sensitively. 

Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station, tel: 01-6666000