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Body discovered in Wexford after man passed away at Christmas

Pic from reader shows Christmas lights were still on in 62-year-old’s house last month.

The remains were discovered at this house on Lower John Street.
The remains were discovered at this house on Lower John Street.
Image: Google Maps

Updated at 4.20pm

GARDAÍ ARE investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 62-year-old man in Wexford town.

The body was discovered on Sunday after a member of the public raised concerns with the gardaí after noticing Christmas lights in the property on Lower John Street.

It is believed the man passed away at some point over the Christmas period, but that his body lay undiscovered until this weekend.

The man’s identity will not be released until gardaí have notified his relatives. He is believed to have originally come from Britain.

The body has been moved to Waterford Regional Hospital for a post-mortem examination, after which gardaí will determine if the man’s death should be treated as suspicious. A forensic examination is being carried out at the scene.

The charity which supports older people in need of assistance, ALONE, has called for people to be more aware of their elderly neighbours and says anyone can contact the charity directly on 01 679 1032 if they are concerned for an older person’s wellbeing. ALONE’s CEO Seán Moynihan offered his sympathies to all concerned in the Wexford tragedy.

The house on Lower John Street as photographed on 15 February. Image submitted by a reader.

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