Thursday 20 July 2017

Man released in investigation into Galway fatal assault

Christopher McGrath
Christopher McGrath
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Gardaí investigating the death of a man after a fatal stabbing have released a man in his 60s and a file will now be prepared for the DPP.

The body of the man - named locally as Christopher McGrath - was discovered at a house in Cardinal Cushing Road, Mervue, Co Galway, shortly after 4am on Sunday.

Gardaí believe he was fatally wounded in the neck after becoming involved in an argument.

In a statement gardaí confirmed that the man who was arrested as part of the investigation has been released without charge and urged anyone with information to contact them at Galway Garda Station.

They are particularly appealing to anyone who may have witnessed any altercation involving males on the Old Dublin Road/Cardinal Crushing Road in the Mervue area between 12 midnight and 4am on Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Galway Garda Station (Mill Street) on 091-538000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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