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Ardclough, County Kildare: Police believe man found in canal 'was killed elsewhere'

Divers at the scene of the incident in Ardclough, County Kildare Image copyright Gareth Chaney/Collins Agency
Image caption Divers at the scene of the incident in Ardclough, County Kildare

Police in the Republic of Ireland believe a man whose remains were found in a suitcase in the Grand Canal in County Kildare was killed elsewhere.

The discovery was made at about 15:30 local time on Saturday in Ardclough, a village south of Celbridge.

People walking along the Grand Canal spotted a suitcase in the water. They then discovered there was a body in it.

Police believe the murder took place in the last five days.

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Image caption The body has been recovered from the Grand Canal

RTÉ reports that Sunday's post-mortem examination to establish the cause of death proved inconclusive and further tests are required.

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Image caption The body of the man was found in a suitcase in the canal on Saturday
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Image caption Police at the scene of the body find

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