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Postmortem due on man (20s) found dead at Mayo house

A man in his 30s is currently detained in Castlebar Garda Station.

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Updated Nov 17th 2020, 1:04 PM

A POST-MORTEM examination is due to be carried out later today on the body of man found dead at a house in Co Mayo. 

Gardaí attended the scene of the suspected fatal assault in the Swinford area shortly after 11pm last night where a man in his 20s was pronounced dead.

His body was removed from the scene this morning to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar. The Deputy State Pathologist Dr Kathleen Han Suyin is due to conduct a post mortem later today.

A man in his 30s is currently detained at Castlebar Garda Station, and the scene continues to be preserved for a technical examination.

Investigating gardaí say they are trying to determine the movements of persons prior to the fatal incident. 

As part of the investigation, gardaí are gathering CCTV footage from the locality and conducting house to house enquiries. 

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Anyone who may have witnessed any unusual activity in Swinford town between the hours of 8pm and 11.15pm yesterday evening is asked to come forward.

Gardaí have also asked for anyone with video footage to contact the investigation team.

An incident room has been set up and anyone with information, including video footage, can contact Claremorris Garda Station on 094-9372080.

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