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Murder probe Pensioner beaten to death in Dublin flat named as gardai hunt killer they believe broke into his home

His body was discovered by a care worker who had called to the property.

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Garda preserve the scene at Robinson's Court, Cork Street. Picture: Collins

Garda preserve the scene at Robinson's Court, Cork Street. Picture: Collins

Garda preserve the scene at Robinson's Court, Cork Street. Picture: Collins

THE man found beaten to death in his Dublin home yesterday has been named locally as Kwok Ping Cheng.

Mr Cheng, who was aged in his 70s and originally from Hong Kong, was found dead in his home in Robinson’s Court off Cork Street in the city centre on Thursday morning.

His body was discovered by a care worker who had called to the property.

The post mortem has yet to be completed but gardai suspect he was beaten to death with a blunt instrument and a weapon was found at the scene.

A major criminal investigation into his death was launched.

Mr Cheng had extensive injuries to his head and upper neck and it is suspected he may have been killed by someone who broke into his home through a window and viciously attacked him.

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Scene at Cork Street Dublin where a man's body was found

Scene at Cork Street Dublin where a man's body was found

Scene at Cork Street Dublin where a man's body was found

It is understood gardai have been in contact with members of Mr Cheng’s family today to inform them of his death.

Neighbours of Mr Cheng said he was a quiet man who lived alone in the flat for a number of years but would always say hello to locals.

Gardai have appealed for the anyone information to come forward, particularly anyone who was in or passing by the Robinson's Court area of Cork Street between 6pm on Wednesday and 11am on Thursday.

Anyone with information are asked to contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 01 666 9400 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.


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