Following a post mortem result, Gardai have launched a murder probe into the death of a 22 year old man, found dead in Kilbride last Saturday, after establishing he was beaten around the head with a weapon.

A spokesman said, ‘Gardaí in Ashbourne continue to investigate the murder of Mahamud Ilyas, 22 years of age, whose body was discovered on lands at Belgree Lane, Kilbride, Co Meath, on Saturday 10th December, 2022.‘An examination of the scene has been completed. The post mortem has concluded, the results of which will not be disclosed for operational reasons.‘Investigating Gardaí are appealing for information. They are particularly appealing to any persons who may have seen or spoken with Mahamud between Friday 9th December, 2022 after 10am to Saturday afternoon 10th December, 2022. Any persons with any information on the movements of Mahamud are asked to contact the investigating team.‘Gardaí continue to appeal to anyone who travelled along Belgree Lane, Kilbride on Friday 9th or Saturday 10th of December, to come forward. Motorists with dashcam footage from this location are asked to make it available to Gardaí.’Anyone with information is asked to contact the Incident Room at Ashbourne Garda Station on 01 8010600, the Garda confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.’

Mahamud lived in Blanchardstown.