Gun And Getaway Car Used In West Dublin Murder Found In Kildare

Gun And Getaway Car Used In West Dublin Murder Found In Kildare
Andrew Lowth
Andrew Lowth

15 Sep 2017

A gun and the suspected getaway car used in the murder of Darragh Nugent on Monday have been found in Leixlip.

The father of three was gunned down at around 9:40pm on Wheatfield Avenue in Clondalkin.

Gardai investigating the murder say they were alerted to a black BMW on fire in Leixlip on Wednesday evening, and upon further inspection discovered the firearm.

It was established the car had a registration plate 02 MH 7025, and Gardai are appealing for anyone with information on the cars movements is asked to get in touch

Superintendent Dermot Mann said: "I wish to take this opportunity to thank members of the public for their assistance to date in this investigation.

"We have had an excellent response to our last appeal for information which is greatly assisting the investigation, last night Gardaí responded to a call of a car on fire at Woodside, Newtown, Leixlip, which was the car used in the murder of Darragh Nugent.

"It has been established the registration number of the car was 02 MH 7025, a black BMW 3 series. During the technical examination of the car a firearm was located.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have seen this car in the days leading up to the 11th September, anywhere between Wheatfield Avenue, Clondalkin and Leixlip to contact us.

"I'm also appealing to the residents of Woodside, Newtown, River Forest and the general vicinity of Leixlip area who may have noticed this car parked at Woodside on 11th and/or 12th September, 2017 and who can assist us with our investigation."

Meanwhile, Gardai have also confirmed a second gun was found after a number of follow up searches in Collinstown Park in Clondalkin.