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Man arrested over death of man in Meath released without charge

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses.

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Updated Dec 12th 2018, 5:55 PM

A 33-YEAR-OLD man arrested in connection with the death of a man in Co Meath has been released without charge. 

Gardaí and an ambulance were called to a house at Johnswood Drive, Ashbourne, at about 12.30am yesterday.

A 65-year-old man was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A post-mortem examination was carried out at Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan today. 

The man who was arrested was detained at Ashbourne Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 before being released. 

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The house has been preserved for a technical examination and the Office of the State Pathologist has been notified.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information has been asked to contact Ashbourne Garda station on 01 801 0600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

With reporting by Hayley Halpin

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