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Assault at Longford Town on the 31/12/09

Gardai in Longford are investigating the circumstances of an assault which occurred on 31/12/09, following which a man aged in his 50's has died.

At approximately 21.45pm an incident occurred at Park Road, Longford Town, during which a man was assaulted while out walking. He was treated at the scene for his injuries but was pronounced dead a short time later.  

His body has been removed to the Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar, where the Deputy State Pathologist will conduct a Post Mortem examination later today.

The scene remains preserved pending a technical examination.

A man and a woman both aged in their 20,s were arrested. They are currently detained at Longford Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Longford Garda Station on 043-3350570, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.



Garda Press Office