Monday 23 October 2017

Arrest made over death of man attacked on a street

Gardai have appealed for witnesses
Gardai have appealed for witnesses

A man has been arrested over the murder of a middle-aged man who was attacked on a street.

Garda said the victim, aged 56, was discovered with serious injuries on North Street in Swords, Co Dublin at about 3.05am.

Despite the efforts of emergency services and paramedics he died at the scene.

Gardai said the arrested man was 29 and was detained in Dublin before being taken to Swords for questioning.

Forensic and technical examinations were carried out in the area where the dead man was found at steps leading to the back of the Fingal Community College.

North Street was closed for several hours from the junction with Seatown Road to the Carnegie Court apartments.

Gardai appealed for witnesses who may have been in or around North Street between 1.30am and 3am or anyone with dash cam footage of the road at those times.

Darragh O'Brien, Fianna Fail TD for Dublin Fingal, said his thoughts and prayers were with the family and friends of the victim.

"This is a very tragic incident, and while the full details of what happened aren't yet known, we all need to look after our friends on nights out," he said.

Press Association

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