Northern Ireland

County Kildare: Police believe man found in woods 'died violently'

Body found in County Kildare woods Image copyright RTÉ
Image caption The body was found partially buried in Rahin Woods, County Kildare

Irish police have said that the body of a man found in woods in County Kildare is being treated as suspicious.

The body of the man, believed to be in his 20s, was discovered by people walking in Rahin Woods, near Carbury, at about 20:45 local time on Friday.

It was partially buried and covered by undergrowth near two trails through the woods.

Police said they believed the man died violently.

It is believed that the man's body was in the woods for less than a month.

One line of inquiry is that the man had a falling out with gangland criminals over money.

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