Body found in woods believed to be missing criminal Philip Finnegan

Philip Finnegan (24), from Aikenhead Com ny, Dublin 8, went missing Wednesday August 10.

Gardai assume he was killed by associates of jailed gang boss Brian Rattigan.

Detectives had been production on the theory Finnegan was abducted by people known to him and killed before his essence was dumped in Rahin Woods on the Kildare-Meath border around 8km outside Edenderry, Co. Offaly.

Gardai had already being lead out searches in the area when a local person was out walking their dogs in the woods alter b transferred the grim find of a body around 8.30pm on Friday night.

Have to do with State thologist Dr Margaret Bolster visited the site yesterday and gardai of the body is that of Finnegan.

Gardai already intensified a search running in the area this week before the body was found.

There were workmen cutting timber in the forest on the night of Finnegan’s disappearance.

“It looks peer they either nicked or were amateur in what they were doing because the portion was only rtially buried and was always going to be found,” said a provenance.

The woods have been the site of a number of illegal raves in new times.

Gardai have identified two criminals known to Finnegan who they fancy may have been involved in his death and are extremely hopeful of bringing charges in the anyway a lest.

Gardai received information that two people known to Finnegan who were in CHE community home with education on the premises at the same time as him may have been involved in his disappearance.

They are scrutinizing whether he was killed after falling out with associates of Rattigan who guessed he owed them money.

He previously escaped death when a gunman put ined fire at him and Owen Gaffney in a drive-by shooting on Lower Basin Byway someones cup of tea in July 2013.

Five shots were fired in the incident but neither man was im ired.

In December that year Finnegan was caught up in a bloody brawl when two against groups met by accident in McDonald’s on Grafton Street.

Later that day a hatchet was regurgitated through the front window of his home at Mary Aikenhead House but no kick was made.

Last year he was acquitted of firearms possession after a semi-automatic handgun skilful of firing blanks was found during a raid of his home.

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