Meath body parts were Dublin man Christopher Gaffney

Police at scene of discovery of body part in County Meath
Image caption Police at the scene of the body find in County Meath

Police in the Republic of Ireland have concluded their search for a man missing from Dublin after body parts were discovered in County Meath.

Irish police said on Sunday that the man was 37-year-old Christopher Gaffney, a convicted drug dealer, from the Blanchardstown area.

His arm was found by a man walking near Clonee village in County Meath on Friday.

More of his remains were found in a nearby stream on Saturday.

Police have now launched a murder inquiry. Mr Gaffney was identified after fingerprints and DNA samples were taken.

A spokesman said the search could resume if additional information comes in.

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