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Murder investigation launched after death of man in Letterkenny

A 36-year-old man died on Thursday as a result of serious injuries he received in an assault.

GARDAÍ IN LETTERKENNY, Co Donegal have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man.

Gardaí were called to an incident at Sylvan Park in Letterkenny at about 4.49pm last Wednesday.

A 36-year-old man had received serious injuries in an assault. He was removed by ambulance to Letterkenny University Hospital.

The man died on Thursday. A post-mortem was carried out by the State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy and the investigation has today been upgraded to murder.

Speaking at Letterkenny Garda Station tonight, Detective Inspector Pat O’ Donnell appealed for witnesses.

Anyone who may have information in relation to the investigation, or who visited Sylvan Park between 8am and 6pm on Wednesday, has been asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 91 67100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

Note: An earlier version of this article said the man died on Friday, in line with a statement released by gardaí. They later amended this statement to say the man died on Thursday. 

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