An investigation is being carried out in Athlone after the body of a man was recovered from the River Shannon.

Gardaí say the man was Polish and in his late 20s or early 30s.

The body was recovered close to the Athlone bypass bridge along the M6 Dublin to Galway Road.

The death is being treated as suspicious.

Separately, gardaí are investigating a report that a man was bundled into a car in the town.

It is unclear if the two incidents are linked.