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Man, 53, dies after altercation with youths in Drogheda

The deceased was brought to hospital in Drogheda – and later to Beaumont – after an incident on the street

The junction of Bessexwell Lane and Shop Street in Drogheda, where the deceased man was involved in an altercation last Thursday.
The junction of Bessexwell Lane and Shop Street in Drogheda, where the deceased man was involved in an altercation last Thursday.
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GARDAÍ ARE SEEKING witnesses to an altercation in Drogheda last week, after a man involved in it died in hospital today.

The incident happened at the junction of Bessexwell Lane and Shop Street, in the centre of the town, at about 2:30pm last Thursday, July 19.

Gardaí said they had been called to the location after an altercation involving the man and an unstated number of youths.

The man was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in the town on Sunday, and was later removed to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, where he passed away this afternoon.

The State Pathologist has been notified and a post-mortem will be carried out on the man’s remains tomorrow afternoon.

Anyone with information on last week’s altercation is asked to contact Gardaí in Drogheda at 041 9874200, or the Garda Confidential line at 1800 666 111.

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