Plea on car at centre of murder

Navy Toyota Corolla. Picture for illustration purpose only.

GARDAÍ are trying to trace the movements a Carlow-registered car in which the body of a murdered gangster was found.

The car was a navy Toyota Corolla, registration number 05CW2225. It is understood to have been sold on Wednesday 13 November.

Gardaí want to know where the car was taken between that date and November 18 when it was found burned-out in the Dublin suburb of Lucan.

The body of a Wayne Whelan (42) was discovered on the front passenger seat of the car in Mount Andrew Court.

appealing for any person who has seen this car to contact investigating gardaí

Superintendent Paul Dolan has asked for the public’s help. “I am appealing for any person who has seen this car or knows of its whereabouts since the 13th November to contact investigating gardaí,” he said.

Wayne Whelan was involved in drugs and organised crime and survived a previous attempt on his life earlier this year. It is believed he got into the car with a person or people he trusted.


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