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Man arrested over death of Joseph Deacy in Mayo released without charge

Joseph Deacy was discovered outside a house at Gortnasillagh, Swinford, last August.

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A MAN WHO was arrested in relation to the death of Joseph Deacy in Mayo has been released without charge.

Gardaí said that a file will be prepared for the DPP (Director of Public Prosecutions).

Joseph Deacy of St Albans in England was discovered outside a house at Gortnasillagh, Swinford on Saturday 12 August 2017.

The 21-year-old was taken to hospital after gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene by a passer-by at around 6am.

He was brought to Mayo University Hospital by ambulance but he was later removed to Beaumont Hospital, where he was pronounced dead that Sunday evening.

A post-mortem showed that he had suffered head injuries. Gardaí determined that it was a case of homicide.

The man was arrested yesterday morning and was detained at Claremorris Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

He was released without charge last night.

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In November, two men in their 20s were arrested in connection with his death but later released without charge.

With reporting from Sean Murray

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