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Pics: Investigation underway after man (56) dies following assault in Kildare

The 56-year-old local man was discovered with head injuries in Athy yesterday before dying at Naas Hospital early this morning.

Gardaí in Athy earlier today
Gardaí in Athy earlier today
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Updated 8.35pm

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING the death of a man found yesterday with head injuries in a laneaway in Athy, Co. Kildare.

The 56-year-old local man was discovered lying in the walkway between St John’s lane and the Greenhills housing estate after Gardaí received a telephone call reporting the body.

RTÉ reports that the man has been named locally as Larry Keane, who had links to dissident republicanism.

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The man appeared to have a wound to his head and was given first-aid at the scene before being removed by ambulance to Naas Hospital where he died in the early hours of this morning.

The area has been sealed off pending a forensic technical examination and an incident room has been set up at Athy Garda Station. Anyone with information is asked to contact the station  on 059-8634210.

The office of the state pathologist has been informed and the Garda technical bureau have been at the scene today.

- additional reporting Hugh O’Connell

First published 9.37am

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