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Two men being questioned over fatal Athlone assault

Aug 14, 2022 08:08 By Shannonside News
Two men being questioned over fatal Athlone assault Two men being questioned over fatal Athlone assault
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The victim had travelled to Athlone as part of a stag party.

A 19 year old man and a man in his 30's are being questioned this morning over the fatal assault of a man in Athlone in County Westmeath.

The victim was in his 40s and from Edenderry in County Offaly.

He'd travelled to Athlone as part of a stag party, when the assault happened in the early hours of yesterday morning, at a taxi-rank on Church Street.

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The 49-year-old man was assaulted near a taxi rank in the Church Street area of Athlone, at around 2.30am on Saturday.

He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Portiuncula University Hospital, Ballinasloe, where he was later pronounced dead.

Yesterday, Gardai arrested two men under suspicion of assault.

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The men, one aged in his 30's and one in his late teens, are currently being detained at Athlone Garda Station.

Gardaí want to speak anyone who was in the taxi rank waiting area on Church Street between 2.15am and 3am on Saturday morning.

Anyone who may have provided assistance to the injured man is also asked to make contact with Gardaí.

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