Human limbs found in sports bag in Dublin

14 January 2020, 10:01

File photo: The bag was found in Coolock on Monday night
File photo: The bag was found in Coolock on Monday night. Picture: PA

By Megan White

Police have launched a murder investigation after human limbs were found in a sports bag in Dublin.

Two arms and a leg were reportedly found in the holdall outside a home in north Dublin on Monday night.

Gardai are investigating the discovery after the alarm was raised shortly before 10pm in Coolock.

Dublin City Coroner has been notified and the State pathologist is expected to visit the scene later on Tuesday.

Crime officers are currently examining the scene, which has been sealed off.

A garda spokesperson said: "GardaĆ­ in Coolock have commenced an investigation following the discovery of human body parts in Dublin.

"The alarm was raised shortly before 10pm when what are understood to be human limbs were found in a bag outside houses at the junction of Moatview Gardens and Drive.

"The Dublin City Coroner has been notified and the services of the State Pathologist have been requested. Local scenes of crime officers are currently examining the scene which has been sealed off.

"Investigations are ongoing."