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File photo of Tailteann Road
File photo of Tailteann Road
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27-year-old man dies after violent assault in Navan

The man has been named as Christopher Nevin.
Nov 20th 2015, 3:35 PM 33,258 36

Updated 12.35pm

A MAN HAS died in hospital after a vicious assault in Navan yesterday.

The incident took place in Winetown, Navan, at around 2.15pm. The man, named as Christopher Nevin, is understood to have been stabbed with a large blade, sustaining a number of serious wounds. It is believed he was also badly beaten in the attack.

The 27-year-old man was in cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived at the scene and had to be resuscitated. He was rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda and was taken straight to theatre for emergency surgery.

In a statement this afternoon gardaí confirmed Nevin died in hospital. A post mortem is now due to take place.

Gardaí say a scene has been preserved at Tailteann Road and are appealing for witnesses. It is believed the assault may have been part of an ongoing feud.

A number of males were involved in the incident. After the assault they got into a silver car and drove off in the direction of the town centre.

“Deep shock”

Speaking earlier today to TheJournal.ie, deputy mayor for Navan, councillor Wayne Forde, said he was “horrified by the incident”. He said the people of Navan were “in deep shock”.

Forde also said the assault highlighted the need for further garda resources in the area.

“Anti-social behaviour in Navan and in county Meath is just gone out of control at the moment”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Navan Garda Station on 046 907 9930 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

- With reporting by Michelle Hennessy.

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