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Major garda search in operation for body of missing person

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Major garda search in operation for body of missing person

Gardai have launched a major search for the body of a missing person in West Kildare this evening.

Officers from Clondalkin, West Dublin began digging in the area this morning for the remains of a missing person.

A senior source explained that gardai are looking for the victim of a suspected murder.

However, the source was unable to confirm the identity of the person.

Search teams, acting on intelligence, are expected to spend a number of days combing the area.

A spokesman for the garda press office told Independent.ie: "We can confirm that searches are ongoing from this morning in Co Kildare.

"But for operational reasons we cannot comment further."

The dig is not connected to Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB)-led raids in South Dublin earlier today.

Gardai are still trying to trace the whereabouts of missing Wicklow man Barry Corcoran.

The dad-of-one was last seen on Cremona Road in Ballyfermot, on the night of Monday, July 6.

Family members raised the alarm after the 39-year-old disappeared, leaving his phone and passport at home.

Gardai have previously investigated whether Mr Corcoran, from Wicklow town, was murdered by a west Dublin crime gang over a drugs debt.

Via Independent.ie