08 Aug 2022

Three men arrested in relation to local murder

Gardaí investigating the murder of Silvestas Stokus in the Broadford area of Kildare, close to the border with Offaly in March 2015, have arrested three men during a planned operation this morning, Tuesday, June 13.
Three men aged 46, 35 and 32 were arrested and are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939/1998 and Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 respectively at Naas Garda Station.
The body Silvestras Stoskus was discovered in Broadford on March 18, 2015. He had been missing from his home at Bun Daire, Kinnegad, Westmeath since March 8, 2015.

During early searches in connection to his possible whereabouts, clothing was discovered on the Grand Canal in Edenderry, Co. Offaly.

Gardaí at Leixlip began a murder investigation following a post mortem carried out by the State Pathologist.

The investigation is ongoing a further updates will follow.

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