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Murder investigation in Sligo

Body of a 20-year-old man discovered

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Murder investigation in Sligo

Gardaí at Sligo are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a 20-year-old man yesterday afternoon, Saturday, 24th February, 2018.

Gardaí were called to the scene of an incident in a house at Connolly Street, Sligo at approximately 1.30pm.

A 19-year-old man who investigating Gardaí believe was the victim of an assault was pronounced dead at the scene. The office of the state pathologist has been notified and a Garda technical team are currently at the scene.

A 31-year-old man was arrested a short time later in connection with this investigation and is currently detained at Ballymote Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this assault or anyone with information to contact Sligo Garda Station on 071-9157000, the Garda Confidential line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Investigations are continuing.