Monday 22 January 2018

Gardai appeal for information following death of man assaulted in Drogheda

Sarah Stack

Sarah Stack

A POST-mortem examination will be carried out today on the body of a man who died six days after he was assaulted.

Gardai in Drogheda have appealed for information over the death of a 53-year-old in hospital yesterday.

He was involved in an altercation with a number of youths at the junction of Bessexwell Lane and Shop Street in the town at about 2.30pm last Thursday.

He was rushed to the nearby Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and later transferred to Beaumont Hospital where he died.

The state pathologist has been notified and tests are due to take place at the City Morgue to determine the cause of death.

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