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Renewed appeal over Eugene Gilliespie murder

The Sligo man died after being assaulted during a burglary at his home.

GARDAÍ IN SLIGO have renewed their appeal for witnesses who may be able to help them investigate the death of Eugene Gillespie in the town last week.

The 67-year-old died on Saturday night from injuries sustained during a vicious assault at his home during an aggravated burglary.

Investigating detectives believe the property on Old Market Street was raided some time between 9pm on Wednesday and 9pm Friday last. They have asked for anyone who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious in the area on these days to contact them at the local station on 071 915 7000.

It is understood that the victim was tied to a chair in his house after the brutal attack took place.

A post mortem on his body was carried out at University College Hospital Galway yesterday.

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