Thursday 14 December 2017

Homeless man (58) dies following attack at housing estate

Patsy Kelly
Patsy Kelly
Credit: Anthony Daly
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A 58-year-old homeless man has died following an assault at a housing estate in Kildare.

The victim, named locally as Patsy Kelly, was well known in the Kildare town.

Gardai are investigating whether he was assualted by a person known to him and who had been in his company shortly before the attack occurred.

Mr Kelly had been attempting to get a permanent home in the area in recent times.

Mr Kelly died following an incident which occurred at Sarto Park in Naas last night.

He was rushed to Naas General Hospital where he later died.

A 35-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is now currently detained at Naas Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 as amended.

The scene is currently preserved and the Office of the State Pathologist was notified.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have information to contact them in Naas Garda Station on 045 - 884300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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