Prime suspect in gruesome Irish murder case captured on CCTV 'boarding flight to Scotland'

CCTV may show the killer boarding a flight from Belfast to Edinburgh.

Sunday, 5th January 2020, 11:08 am
Updated Monday, 6th January 2020, 11:26 am

The killer of a homeless man who was found decapitated and with his arms cut off in Ireland may have boarded a flight to Edinburgh, police believe.

CCTV footage is thought to show the killer of 64-year-old Francis 'Frankie' Dunne, boarding a flight from Belfast to Edinburgh.

Mr Dunne's dismembered torso was found in undergrowth last week near an abandoned house in Cork, Ireland, by someone searching for their missing cat.

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An Garda Siochna is liaising with Police Scotland.

His decapitated head and arms were later found in the back garden after a search.

A person of interest is thought to have boarded a flight to Edinburgh within 48 hours of the killing, according to The Irish Examiner.

An Garda Sioch√°na is thought to be liaising with Police Scotland and may issue a European arrest warrant.

Mr Dunne spent Christmas Day with family before returning to the Cork housing unit run by homelessness charity Simon where he was living.

He reportedly went for a walk on Friday December 27.

His body was found around 4pm the following day.

Two arrests have so far been made in connection with the killing.