Updated Jul 13th 2018, 3:39 PM
A MURDER INVESTIGATION has now been launched into the death of Conor Quinn following the completion of a post mortem.
The man in his 20s died following an altercation at around 8.30pm on Bridge Street in Mallow, Cork yesterday evening.
It is understood the man may have been stabbed. He was taken to Cork University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The results of the post mortem have been passed to the investigation team but gardaí say they are not being released for operational reasons.
Earlier today gardaí said they were “anxious” to speak to a man who they believe was present during the fatal incident.
Gardaí have carried out a number of searches and enquiries in relation to the incident.
“We are now anxious to speak to a male who we believe was present with the deceased when he sustained his injuries,” gardaí said in a statement this morning.
“Gardaí are aware of the background circumstances which precipitated to the engagement and we can assure that any person that comes forward will be dealt with professionally in accordance with the law.”
Officers have now renewed their appeal for any witnesses and in particular anyone who travelled in and around Mallow between 7.30pm and 9.30pm last night who have dash cam footage.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.
Additional reporting by Cliódhna Russell