Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gardaí are investigating the death of a man in Co. Mayo on Saturday.

A 31-year-old man, Joseph Deacy of St. Albans in England, was found outside a house at Gortnasillagh, Swinford with what officers are calling apparent head injuries.

The alarm was raised by a passer-by at around 6am, and the man was taken by ambulance to Mayo University Hospital.

He was later removed to Beaumont Hospital where he was pronounced dead on Sunday evening.

A post-mortem examination was carried out by the State Patholigist Professor Marie Cassidy and the death is being treated as a homicide.

A forensic examination of the scene has been carried out and an incident room has been established at Claremorris Garda Station.

A Family Liason Officer has been appointed in the case.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact Claremorris Garda Station 094-9372080 or the Garda Confidential Line.

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