Sunday 21 January 2018

Investigation after Irish man (62) dies in London following alleged argument with two teenagers

The man collapsed in Moselle Avenue, north London and died in hospital a short time later
The man collapsed in Moselle Avenue, north London and died in hospital a short time later
Scene where an Irishman collapsed and died in London (Photo: Facebook/Fatoş Mit-oğlu)
Scene where an Irishman collapsed and died in London (Photo: Facebook/Fatoş Mit-oğlu)

Kathy Armstrong

An Irish man has collapsed and died after allegedly having an argument with two teenagers.

Police are probing the death of Joseph Kelly (62) after he was found unconscious in Moselle Avenue in Wood Green, north London on April 12.

Mr Kelly was brought to hospital but sadly died a short time later.

Mr Kelly is understood to be from Tullamore, Co Offaly and had worked all over Europe as a fitter and welder before settling in London.

He was unmarried and had no children but police say he had a close circle of friends.

A post-mortem was carried out on April 13 but it did not establish a definitive cause of death.

Scene where an Irishman collapsed and died in London (Photo: Facebook/Fatoş Mit-oğlu)
Scene where an Irishman collapsed and died in London (Photo: Facebook/Fatoş Mit-oğlu)

It did refer to Mr Kelly's generally poor health and officers area waiting the results of further tests.

Detectives from Haringey CID are investigating and nobody has been arrested in connection to the case yet.

Detectives have said they are keen to talk to two teens who they believe had a verbal argument with Mr Kelly before he died.

DCI Luke Marks said: "The death is not being treated as a homicide, however a police investigation into the circumstances of the death continues.

Scene where an Irishman collapsed and died in London (Photo: Facebook/Fatoş Mit-oğlu)
Scene where an Irishman collapsed and died in London (Photo: Facebook/Fatoş Mit-oğlu)

"I am very keen to trace anyone who saw Mr Kelly in Moselle Avenue, and in particular I wish to speak with two teenagers who had argued with him shortly before he collapsed. I would urge those young men to get in touch and simply tell me what happened."

Anyone with information is asked to call Haringey CID on 020 3276 3071. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Online Editors

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Promoted Links

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News