River body murder probe

The body of John Forrester , who was murdered in Bandon in Ireland, being removed from the river by members of the Garda (Police) sub aqua team
The body of John Forrester , who was murdered in Bandon in Ireland, being removed from the river by members of the Garda (Police) sub aqua team
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A MURDER probe has been launched after the body of a Blackpool man was found tied up, stabbed and dumped in a river.

It is thought John Forrester, 42, died in a frenzied attack with a knife or screwdriver plunged repeatedly into his face and neck.

His body was discovered in a river in Bandon, County Cork.

Police in Ireland – who are investigating Mr Forrester’s death together with another alleged murder in Bandon – last night confirmed they had joined forces with colleagues in Lancashire in a bid to track down his UK-based family.

Gardai, Irish police, believe Mr Forrester was killed late on Saturday night or early Sunday morning – with his body having been in the River Bandon for at least two days.

Scratches to his hands are believed to indicate he desperately tried to defend himself during a prolonged attack.

Both his hands and feet were tied.

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