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Police Officers Seek Help In Contacting Irish Next Of Kin

An Garda Síochána and their Merseyside UK counterparts are anxious to contact the next of kin of a 39 year-old Irishman, latter who passed away suddenly, in Liverpool during last weekend.

The man named as Mr John Hoare is understood to have come from Co. Tipperary, moving to Merseyside some four years ago.

Confirmed as born in Ireland, Mr Hoare passed away in Park Road East, Birkenhead.

No suspicious circumstances surrounds his death.

Persons who are aware of the whereabouts of the next of kin of Mr Hoare are asked to contact Coroner Investigations officer Mr James Martindale, on Telephone: 0151 233 0129 or Email james.l.martindale@liverpool.gov.uk.


Gardaí Locate Hijacked Van On Tipperary Border

Gardaí have located a van (UK registration licence plate number CU 16 TZR) which was hijacked yesterday afternoon, in Co. Limerick, in a wooded area near Doon, latter less than two miles from the Co. Tipperary border.

The alarm was raised shortly after the van was hijacked by a gang, travelling in a black BMW Series 1 motor vehicle on the Caherline Road, between Caherconlish and Hospital, at around 3:00pm. It is understood that one of the hijackers was armed with a handgun. The van was then driven in a south-easterly direction, heading for Herbertstown, Co. Limerick. The BMW and hijackers to date remain at large.

The uninjured van-owner, aged in his 30s, had in his possession a sum of cash, belonging to a well-known individual working in the motor trade; together with a cargo of expensive motor parts included catalytic converters.

A major Garda operation remains underway, including helicopter support and Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are appealing for any motorists who were travelling in the Caherline Road or Doon areas who may have dash-cam footage, to contact them.

Roxboro Road Garda station can be contacted at Tel: (061) 2144340 or via the Garda Confidential Line, Telephone: 1800 666 111.


Alleged Garda Corruption – Arrest Made In Tipperary

A Detective Garda, and the Director of a car sales firm, latter which had been targeted by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB), will both now face trial on three charges linked to a major investigation into alleged Garda corruption.

Detective Garda Mr David Bourke, aged 48 years, with an address at Oola’s Main Street, in Co. Limerick, has been charged with “corruptly obtaining a monetary gift, consideration or advantage” from one Mr Stephen O’Sullivan, aged 37 years, with an address at Farrehy, Broadford, Co. Limerick.

Detective Inspector Michael McNulty, of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, latter based in Dublin, informed the court that he had arrested Detective Garda David Bourke at 8.25am this morning, (Friday September 6th) at a location here in Co. Tipperary. He was then conveyed to Shannon Garda Station in Co. Clare, before being charged with two offences, at 11.20am by Garda Michael Newport.

Detective Sergeant Dave Gilmore, of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, gave evidence of arresting the other accused, Mr Stephen O’Sullivan at 8.57am, this morning, in Broadford, Co Limerick. Mr O’Sullivan was then also conveyed to Shannon Garda Station, where he was charged at 10.30am with one offence by Garda Michael Newport.

The charge indicates that Mr O’Sullivan did allegedly, corruptly, give or agree to give Detective Garda David Bourke “a monetary gift, consideration, or advantage”, in lieu of revealing to him confidential information concerning a CAB investigation into a car sales firm, latter known as Bawn Motors, situated at Ballysimon Road, Limerick, contrary to Sec 7 (2) of the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act, of 2018.

The charges made against both individuals are alleged to have occurred on December 22nd 2018 at Bruree, in Co Limerick.

Judge Marian O’Leary granted Detective Sergeant Bourke bail on condition that he sign on twice weekly at Tipperary Town Garda Station, between 6:00am-9:00pm. Mr O’Sullivan was also granted bail on a number of strict conditions, including that he sign on twice weekly at Kanturk Garda Station, in Co. Cork.

Both men must notify Gardaí in writing should they intend to change their perspective addresses.

Judge O’Leary remanded both defendants, to appear before Limerick District Court again on Friday, September 13th, for service of the State’s Book of Evidence, on each of the two accused.


Tipperary Man Struck By Pole Passes Away.

A male pedestrian, aged in his early 50’s, who was removed from the scene of an accident in Clonmel yesterday and taken to the South Tipperary Hospital, has sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning.

Gardaí in Clonmel, Co Tipperary are continuing to investigate the now fatal accident, which occurred at Gladstone Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary at approximately 3:00pm yesterday afternoon.

The car driver, understood to be a woman in her early 70’s, collided with a pole on the street, which then in turn struck a male pedestrian.

While the street and roadway have both been fully reopened and Garda Collision Investigators have finished their investigations; Gardaí continue to appeal to any person who may have witnessed the incident or who can in any way assist them, to contact Clonmel Garda Station on Tel: 052 617 7640; the Garda Confidential Line on Tel: 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.


Woman Dead Following Thurles Vehicle collision

A female in her mid 60’s has died following a vehicle collision at Bouladuff, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The collision, which happened between a car and a truck, is understood to have occurred at around 2.30am.

The body removed from the car was brought to University Hospital Limerick, where a post mortem is due to take place. The driver of the truck, a man in his mid-40’s, thankfully was not injured.

Garda Collision Investigators at the scene closed the road and diversions remain in place.

Gardaí are now appealing to any person who may have travelled on the route or who can assist them regarding their investigation; to contact Gardaí at Thurles Garda Station on Tel: 0504 – 25100, the Garda Confidential Tel. Line 18000 666 111 or indeed any Garda Station.

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