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Waterford suspicious death: Man was victim of drunken assault


A ROW between drinking buddies is believed to have led to the death of a 60-year-old man in Waterford city.

Gardai have arrested a 47-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman following the discovery of the body at an apartment at Scotch Marsh House in the Scotch Quay (pictured) area of the city shortly after 11pm last night.

They are treating the death as suspicious.

It is believed that the man was visiting the apartment after drinking with a number of people.

A post mortem examination of the body will take place at Waterford Regional Hospital later today, and the scene has been sealed off for forensic examination.

Both arrested people can be held for up to 24 hours under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Sources said today that they were friends of the dead man.

Gardai have appealed for anybody who saw anything suspicious in the Scotch Quay or Canada Street areas of Waterford between 9.30pm and 10.30pm to contact them at Waterford Garda Station Ph 051 305300.