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Elderly man dies in hospital after Dundalk pub assault

The man had sustained serious head injuries in the assault and was in critical condition at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda until earlier today.

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A MAN IN his 60s who was seriously assaulted in a pub in Dundalk last Friday night has died in hospital today.

Gardaí this evening confirmed that the man, who was being treated at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, has died and that a post mortem will take place tomorrow morning.

The man had sustained serious head injuries in the assault which occurred at a bar on Castletown Road between 9pm and 10.30pm Friday night and was in critical condition up until today.

Yesterday afternoon a man in his 30s was arrested in connection with the incident and is still being held this evening at Dundalk garda station.

It is expected that a decision will be made tomorrow following the post mortem about whether the the investigation by gardaí should be upgraded to murder.

Investigating gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Castletown Road area between 8.30pm and midnight on Friday, 28 February, or who may have information to contact Dundalk Garda Station on (042) 9335577.

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