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# Fatal Assault
Two men arrested after man in his 40s dies following assault in Athlone
The incident occurred this morning at Church Street, Athlone.

LAST UPDATE | Aug 13th 2022, 4:04 PM

TWO MEN HAVE been arrested by gardaí investigating the fatal assault of a man in Athlone, Co Westmeath.

Following a public order incident, a man in his 40s was discovered with serious injuries at Church Street, Athlone, at around 2:35am this morning.

He was taken to Portiuncula University Hospital, Ballinasloe, where he was later pronounced dead.

The two men, one aged in his 30s and one in his late teens, have been arrested under suspicion of assault.

They are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Athlone Garda Station.

The post-mortem examination is ongoing this evening.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

In particular, Gardaí want to speak with anyone who may have been at the taxi rank waiting area on Church Street in Athlone between 2.15am and 3am this morning.

Gardaí are also seeking to identify the owners of vehicles parked in the area and drivers who drove through Church Street between 2.15am and 3am, and who may have witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Athlone Garda Station on 090 6492600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

Patrick Coleman
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