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15th Aug 2017

Gardaí Launch Murder Probe After Man Dies Of Head Injuries

James Fenton

Gardaí have launched a murder investigation after the death of a man following an incident in Swinford, Co. Mayo on Saturday.

21-year-old Englishman Joseph Deacy was discovered outside a house having sustained head injuries. The alarm was raised by a passer-by at approximately 6.00am.

The man was taken by ambulance to Mayo University Hospital and later removed to Beaumont Hospital where he was pronounced dead on Sunday evening.

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

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