Nenagh Gardai launch probe after youth found semi-conscious on street

The Gardai in Nenagh are investigating at incident in which a youth in his late teens was found semi-conscious on Kenyon Street at around 3am on Sunday, February 22.

The Gardai in Nenagh are investigating at incident in which a youth in his late teens was found semi-conscious on Kenyon Street at around 3am on Sunday, February 22.

The Gardai believe the youth, who suffered a serious head injury, may have been assaulted. The victim also had a cut lip.

He was taken to University Hospital Limerick, where he is still being treated but is expcted to make a full recovery.

The Gardai are also investigating a burgalry on February 21at an apartment in Coille Bheithe, Nenagh, in which car keys and cash was taken. The car was later found burned out at the slate quarry in Portroe.

In a separate burglary the Gardai are seeking men who was observed at Roscrea Golf Club on February 18 when the clubhouse and a tool shed were broken into and equipment stolen.

Also on February 18, a ttin-axle trailer and quad bike were stolen from a house at Streamstown, Roscrea.

Two people, a juvenile and a man in his 20s, were arrested by Nenagh Gardai on February 18 and charged with handling stolen property after they were observed at Drom na Coille with a chainsaw and a lamping light at around 12.30am. The total value of the goods was E750.

Two arrests were made in the past week in Nenagh Garda Division for drug possession. One person was arrested in Nenagh and the other in Newport. Both had cannabis for their own use.

A woman who parked her car at Stereame Retail Centre had a doll valued at E160 stolen from it on February 19.

Meanwhile, the Gardai are continuing to investigate all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a 36-year-old man in Nenagh last Thursday.

However, it is understood they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

The body, which is believed to have suffered stab wounds, was found in a house in MacDonagh Street shortly at around 6pm by a visitor. It is believed a knife was found at the scene.

The scene was attended by an ambulance crew and the man, who is understood to have been from Poland, was pronounced dead at the scene by a local doctor.

The body was left at the scene overnight while the Gardai awaited the arrival of the State pathologist, Dr Marie Cassidy, for a premilimenary investigation. A post-mortem was carried out on Friday in University Hospital Limerick.