Gardai seek public’s support in tracking six to eight males believed to be connected with Avonbeg murder
By Mary Dennehy
During a lunch time press briefing on the murder of Karl Holmes in Tallaght Garda Station, Superintendent Peter Duff (pictured right) appealed for anybody in the Avonbeg area between 4.30pm and 6pm yesterday (September 3) evening to come forward.
He confirmed that gardai were called to Avonbeg Gardens at around 17.25 yesterday following reports of a dispute involving a number of males. On arrival Tallaght dad and former boxer Karl Holmes (44) was discovered on the street in an unconscious state and despite being treated at the scene by ambulance personnel, was later pronounced dead at Tallaght Hospital.
The scene at Avonbeg Gardens has been preserved for a forensic and technical examination, with a post-mortem examination expected to take place later today at the mortuary in Tallaght Hospital. An incident room has been established at Tallaght Garda Station, with house to house enquiries ongoing and a Garda family liaison officer appointed.
It is believed that a dispute between a number of people spiralled into the death of Mr Holmes, who, reportedly, was attacked with a samurai sword and a number of other blunt objects. Garda cannot confirm the weapons used or cause of death until the results of the port mortem are released later today.
Gardai are looking for six to eight males in connection with the fatal assault.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Tallaght Garda Station on 666 6000 or any Garda Station.
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