Man arrested over the death of young boy in Limerick City


A man in his twenties remains in custody after the body of a boy was found in Limerick on Sunday evening.

Gardaí discovered the body of a boy, believed to be 11-years-old, in the Ballynanty area of Limerick City.

The young boy was found with numerous injuries shortly after 7pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Gardaí arrested a man in his 20s after finding the boy. He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Henry Street Garda Station.

They stated that they’re investigating all of the circumstances of the boy’s death.

The scene is preserved for a forensic and technical examination. The State Pathologist will carry out a preliminary examination later today.