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Post mortem confirms Englishman found dead in Cork was murdered

The man has been named locally as English man John Ustic, aged in his 50s.

high st High Street, Skibbereen Source: Google Maps

A POST MORTEM on the body of a man who died suddenly in his home in Skibbereen, Co Cork, yesterday morning has confirmed he died after being assaulted.

The man’s body was discovered at a house at High Street in the town at about 9am.

He has now been named locally as English national John Ustic, aged 51.

It’s believed that Ustic was involved in an altercation at a nearby car park in the town prior to returning home.

State pathologist Marie Cassidy carried out a preliminary examination of the car park yesterday before visiting the house on High Street.

Following the discovery the body was removed to Cork University Hospital a post-mortem.

Gardaí tonight confirmed that examination confirmed Ustic died from injuries resulting from an assault. The death is now being treated as a murder investigation.

Gardai are appealing for anyone who was in the High Street area of Skibbereen on Sunday between 7.30pm and 10.30pm to contact Skibbereen Garda Station on 028-23088, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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