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Manhunt on for four as gardai launch Tallaght murder probe

Gardai at the scene this morning
Gardai at the scene this morning

Gardai are searching for up to four men as they launch a murder probe into the death of Stephen Lynch in Tallaght last night.

Lynch, a 32-year-old father of three from the Glenshane area Tallaght, was killed by a car last night in what gardai believe was a deliberate attempt to run him over.


At a briefing this morning gardai said they believe up to four men may have been involved in the incident.

According to gardai, Lynch became involved in a verbal altercation with a group of men in a silver Ford Focus in the Brookview estate and that row eventually culminated with the car being driven over Lynch.

The gang of men left the car and fled the scene.

A red Volkswagon Polo, which was found in Crumlin, is also part of the investigation.

Earlier reports said that locals in the Brookview estate were forced to lift the car off Lynch as he lay fatally injured on the ground.

A passer-by also administered first aid while waiting for paramedics to arrive.

Emergency services were alerted and gardaí as well as members of Dublin Fire Brigade rushed to the scene.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics he was pronounced dead.

Gardai say that Lynch was not involved in any criminality and they are trying to establish a motive for the attack.

They also appealed for anybody with any information to contact gardai at Tallaght Garda Station at 01-666 6000 the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.