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26/09/2021

Call for new investigation into death of Newbridge pensioner with Cllr voicing concern that those responsible could be 'walking around the town.'

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 Renewed appeals  for new information are being made by Newbridge Gardai on the sixth anniversary of the death of a pensioner at his home during the early hours of the morning.
On October 4th, 2009, Michael Crowe (81), was at home with his wife and son at Pairc Mhuire when a fire broke out.
Neighbours alerted emergency services to the blaze at 6.07am. Four fire brigade units, two from Newbridge and two from Naas, took almost three hours to bring the fire under control. All three occupants of the house were taken to Naas General Hospital, where Mr Crowe died a short time later.Family friend and Independent County Cllr. Paddy Kennedy is calling for the launch of a new Garda investigation. He is concerned that the area is still unsafe, pointing out that only two weeks ago a woman was mugged there.Cllr Kennedy said: "It is very sad that somebody could be walking around the town who caused this man's death."    

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