Garda watchdog investigating alleged assaults in Lanesborough

The Garda watchdog has confirmed it is investigating an alleged incident in Lanesborough this week in which three people were allegedly assaulted by a man who later died in hospital.

The alleged incident occured on Monday afternoon when two men, aged in their 70s and 80s, and a third woman, in her 50s, sustained injuries at a house in the village.

A man in his 20s, who was allegedly involved in the incident, was taken to University Hospital Galway by ambulance but subsequently died. A post mortem was due to take place on Tuesday afternoon and the results of this are likely to impact on the garda investigation into the matter.

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Separately, the Garda Siochana Ombudsman has confirmed to Shannonside FM that a referral was received by GSOC under Section 102 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005,

The incident has been examined and has now progressed into a Section 95 non-criminal investigation.

Such investigations are only concerned with whether there may have been a breach of the Garda Síochána (Discipline) Regulations and any outcome will relate solely to whether evidence of a breach was found, or not.