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Investigation into death of a male in Drogheda, Louth on the 24/7/12

Gardai in Drogheda are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the death of a 53 year old male on the 24th July 2012.

The man was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, on the 22nd July and later removed to Beaumont Hospital where he was pronounced dead this afternoon (24/7/2012).

The State Pathologist has been notified and a post mortem examination is due to take place at the City Morgue tomorrow afternoon.  No further information is available at this time pending the outcome of the examination.

Gardai are appealing for information and in particular for witnesses to an incident which occurred at the junction of Bessexwell Lane and Shop Street, Drogheda, on Thursday 19th July.  At approximately 230p.m. Gardai were called to this location following an altercation involving the man and a number of youths.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Drogheda Garda Station 041-9874200, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.