Tuesday 23 January 2018

Man dies having been found unconscious on street after suspected 'altercation at taxi rank'

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A MAN found unconscious on a street in the early hours of yesterday morning following a suspected altercation earlier has died.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following the alleged assault incident in Tramore, Co. Waterford.

The incident happened at approximately 2.15am on Saturday during an altercation on Lower Strand Street in the town. The man died on Sunday.

It is understood that the incident took place at a taxi rank on Lower Strand Street, and the man was involved in an altercation and may have struck his head off the ground.

"A 54-year-old man was discovered unconscious on the street and was taken to University Hospital Waterford for treatment," a garda spokesman said. 

"He was pronounced dead in the early hours of this morning. The State Pathologist has been notified and a post mortem examination is expected to take place in University Hospital Waterford later today."

A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene by investigating Gardaí. He has been detained at Tramore Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 for questioning.

He is expected to appear before a special sitting of Waterford District Court later on Sunday.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or  to anyone who was in the Lower Strand Street area between 1.30am and 2.30am on Saturday to contact them at Tramore Garda Station on 051 391620 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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