Body of woman and infant found in Dublin as gardaí launch investigation
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Body of woman and infant found in Dublin as gardaí launch investigation

THE BODY of a woman and a small child have been discovered in Dublin today, gardaí have confirmed.

They were found at Lower Road, Strawberry Beds in Lucan at around 3:45 am following reports of a pedestrian seen acting suspiciously in the area.

Gardaí arrived at the house to find a 7-month-old baby boy in an unresponsive condition. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The body of the infant has been removed to Crumlin Hospital.

The body of a woman has also been removed to the City Morgue where a post-mortem examinations will take place.

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A technical examination of the scene has taken place.

Gardaí have launched an investigation into the incident and are currently treating it as a family tragedy. They say they are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths.

The family of the mother and child have appealed for privacy at this sad time.

Investigations are ongoing.