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Two men arrested in connection with Mayo killing

Joseph Deacy was found with head injuries outside a house in Swinford in August.

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GARDAÍ IN MAYO have arrested two men in connection with the death of a man in Swinford in August.

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 on Sunday evening.

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

Two men aged in their 20s were arrested this morning in connection with Deacy’s death.

They are being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at garda stations in Mayo.

They can be detained for up to 24 hours.

Read: Appeal for information after death of man found outside Mayo house treated as homicide

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