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Gardai are trying to identify man who used dead baby’s name to apply for an Irish passport

Gardaí have said they are working with Interpol to establish the identity of an elderly man arrested in Cork for allegedly using the name of a deceased child in 1953 to apply for a passport, reports The Mirror.

A man named Philip Frank Morris, with no fixed address and a date of birth in December 1952, was charged in Cork District Court last Friday. He was arrested the previous day at the passport office located in South Mall, Cork.

He was charged with two counts of providing false or misleading information to obtain a passport, reports The Mirror.

Det Garda Padraic Hanley, of the Garda National Bureau of Investigation, told the court the man allegedly used the name of the child, Philip Frank Morris, who was born in December 1952 but later died, to apply for a passport in Cork.

Det Garda Hanley said the man interviewed stated he lived in Ireland and needed a passport to leave the country. Sergeant DT Hanley said the man did not cooperate with officers in any way.

Today at Cork District Court, Det Garda Hanley said they “are making enquiries internationally with Interpol all over the world,” reports The Mirror.

He told Judge Kelleher that they had spoken to the brother of the late Philip Morris, who died in 1953 at the age of four months.

“We do not know who this gentleman is. We are making inquiries internally and with Interpol. We have a raft of enquiries going on at this stage. He (the man in custody) is not Philip Frank Morris. He died at four months old. We have interviewed his brother,” reports The Mirror.

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