Cork murder update: Profile of slain Mayfield man as family call for justice 

Cork murder update: Profile of slain Mayfield man as family call for justice 
Paul Jones (55) originally from Mayfield, who was found murdered in his home on Bandon Road, Cork.Pic Provision

THE family of murder victim Paul Jones say they want justice for him and are devastated by his death.

The 55-year-old Mayfield native was found stabbed in his home on Bandon Road on Saturday morning by his son Cian.

A source close to the family said: “We are devastated by this. We just want justice for Paul.” 

Paul Jones (55) originally from MayfieldPic Provision
Paul Jones (55) originally from MayfieldPic Provision

Paul's death was another tragedy for the family, as two of his brothers also died young – James and Conor.

His family is now awaiting the release of his body from Cork University Hospital, where a post mortem was carried out on Sunday afternoon. Under the Coroner's Act, his remains can be held for up to five days.

Gardaí conducting door-to-door enquiries on the Bandon Road in Cork city where Paul Jones’ body was discovered.
Gardaí conducting door-to-door enquiries on the Bandon Road in Cork city where Paul Jones’ body was discovered.

No funeral arrangements have yet been made.

Gardaí were combing his single-storey rented home on Bandon Road throughout today in the hunt for clues to help them find his killer. 

Door to door enquiries were carried out in the area.

Detectives are also pouring through CCTV and are seeking to establish a precise timeframe of when Mr Jones was killed.

The 55-year-old from Cahergal in Mayfield had lived in different areas of the southside and also in Ballincollig.

He was regularly seen walking on Barrack Street and Bandon Road, where he had made his home in recent years.

He had several criminal convictions in his past, including for breach of barring orders, public order offences, and burglary.

However, in recent years, he had turned his life around and had become religious.

He regularly called to a local barber shop and enjoyed sharing stories of his neighbours in Mayfield, which he never forgot, despite not having lived there in recent years.

Members of the Gardai conduct door to door enquiries on the the Bandon Road in Cork City where the body of a man was discovered on Saturday. Picture Dan Linehan
Members of the Gardai conduct door to door enquiries on the the Bandon Road in Cork City where the body of a man was discovered on Saturday. Picture Dan Linehan

His father was well known in the building trade in the northside and earned huge respect locally, according to one source.

Both his parents died in recent years.

Tributes to him have been paid on social media, with many remembering him as a good friend.

One person wrote: “One of the nicest people you could meet. Rip my friend.” 

Another wrote: “He was always a lovely man to talk.” 

Another described him as a “gentle giant,” while yet another said: “Paul was a lovely guy, would always stop for a chat with me when I’d meet him.”

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