Murder investigation launched after Gardaí name man found dead in Balbriggan

The body of a man, aged in his 60s, was discovered in Balbriggan on Wednesday afternoon.
Murder investigation launched after Gardaí name man found dead in Balbriggan

Muireann Duffy

Updated: 5pm

The man whose body was discovered in "unexplained circumstances" on Wednesday afternoon in Dublin has been named by Gardaí and a murder investigation has been launched regarding his death.

The body of 65-year-old Christopher Hall was found at a domestic residence at Dun Saithne Green, Balbriggan shortly after 2pm on Wednesday.

Personnel from Dublin Fire Brigade and uniformed gardaí attended the scene where Mr Hall was found with "obvious significant head and upper body injuries".

Gardaí confirmed Mr Hall, who lived alone in the house, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A statement released on Thursday afternoon added that he was a quiet man "who kept to himself" and was vulnerable due to a medical condition.

Superintendent Paul Franey from Balbriggan Garda station confirmed the establishment of the murder investigation, adding that an incident room has been set up at the station in relation to the case.

The house remains sealed off as a technical examination of the scene is being carried out. A post-mortem on Mr Hall's body is also taking place at the City Morgue, the results of which will assist Gardaí in the direction of their investigation.

Supt Franey urged to residents in the Dun Saithne area, or anyone who parked their car there, who may have CCTV or dash-cam footage to come forward and make the footage available to Gardaí.

He also asked anyone with information regarding Mr Hall's death to contact Balbriggan Garda station on 01-666 4500, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666 111, or any Garda station.

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