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Ian Baitson (30s) died in hospital today. Family Handout/Garda Press Office

Man dies in hospital following serious assault in Cobh car park last Friday

Ian Baitson (30s) died at Cork University Hospital this afternoon.


IAN BAITSON, WHO was the victim of what gardaí are calling a serious assault in Cobh, Co Cork last Friday, has died in hospital today.

At approximately 8.55pm, Ian (30s) was allegedly stabbed at a service station and shop at Newtown Road in the town.

Ian was taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment on Friday evening, where he remained in a critical condition.

Ian died this afternoon.

A post-mortem examination will take place tomorrow which will determine the course of the investigation, a spokesperson for gardaí said.

An Garda Síochána appointed a family liaison officer to assist with the Baitson family at this time. Gardaí investigating the incident have also renewed their appeal for potential witnesses to come forward.

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and on the Newtown Road between 8.45pm and 9.15pm on Friday are asked to make this footage available to gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cobh Garda Station on 021 490 8530, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

Investigations into the incident remain ongoing.

Additional reporting by Niall O’Connor

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