Sunday 17 December 2017

Man (41) dies following injuries sustained during alcohol fuelled row


Kathryn Hayes

A 56 year old man man has been arrested in connection with the suspicious death of another man at a house in Limerick City.

The 41 year old victim believed to have died in violent circumstances is originally from Eastern Europe.

He was discovered in a terraced house on Barrack Hill on Wolfe Tone Street at around 5.30am this Wednesday morning.

Gardai were called to the house following reports of a disturbance at the property.

It's believed the victim suffered fatal injuries after an alcohol fuelled row broke out the address.

Gardai could not confirm how the vicitim died as the scene has been preserved pending the arrival of the state pathologist, however it's understood he suffered stab wounds.

The dead man has not been named however locals said he was originally from Russia or Lithuania.

The area where the body was found remains sealed off for a forensic examination and there's currently no access for vehicles at either end of Wolfe Tone Street.

 The body remains at the scene, and the Garda Technical Bureau is expected later today.

 Gardaí arrested a 56-year-old man at the scene and he is detained at Roxboro Road Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

 A second property on St Patrick's Road in Limerick has also been sealed off by crime scene investigators as part of the same inquiry which is being led by detectives from Roxboro Garda Station.

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