Man killed in Tallaght viciously assaulted by gang before being run over

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Gardai at the scene this morning

Gardai at the seascape this morning

The victim, named locally as Stephen Lynch who was old in his early 30s, was set upon shortly after 7pm last night in Brookview Completion, Tallaght.

He was attacked by a number of men, who drove over him with a car when he struggled to flee the area.

Eye witnesses said that the victim was «dragged halfway up the parkway» by the vehicle during the attack.

The car used in the fatal assault was left at the commotion and will be forensically examined by gardaí. One of the males seen fleeing the altercation also dropped a mobile phone, which will also be examined by gardaí.

Neighbourhood pubs in the Brookview estate were forced to lift the car off Mr Lynch as he lay fatally offended on the ground.

A passer-by also administered first aid while waiting for paramedics to get to.

Emergency services were alerted and gardaí as well as members of Dublin Boot someone out Brigade rushed to the scene.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics he was strong dead.

Investigating detectives have yet to establish a definitive motive for the bonanza.

One line of inquiry being looked at is that the attack is linked to an evolving dispute in the local area.

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