Man's body found on Kildare-Meath border

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Man's body found on Kildare-Meath border

Gardai investigate discovery of body

The discovery of a man's body in a field on the Meath/Kildare border this afternoon is being treated as suspicious.

The remains of the man, who was in his 20s, was found in a field  at Walterstown, between Leixlip and Dunboyne just after midday.

Gardaí have not yet  positively identified the man, but they believe it could be a man reported missing yesterday. Meanwhile the man's car has been found in Leixlip.

Officers from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau  believe they prevented an attempt on his life earlier this year when they arrested two men in west Dublin and seized a handgun, according to RTÉ.

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The scene has been preserved, and an incident room set up at Ashbourne Garda Station.

The man appears to have sustained gunshot wounds to the head but detectives are awaiting the arrival of a state pathologist to establish the cause of death.

The Garda Technical Bureau is due to carry out a forensic examination at the scene and gardaí at Ashbourne, County Meath are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.