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Man arrested after lorry driver found dead at Rosslare Europort following suspected assault

Gardaí are currently preserving the scene.

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Updated: 21.30

GARDAÍ ARE ON the scene of a serious incident at Rosslare Europort.

Gardaí have confirmed that one person is dead in the incident, which happened just after 7pm this evening.

It is understood that the deceased was discovered in a lorry. He is believed to be the driver. While garda investigations are still at a very early stage, the man is suspected to have been assaulted this evening.

Gardaí are currently preserving the scene.

A spokesman said: “An assault is alleged to have occurred between two males at approximately 7pm in the Europort compound. One male in his 50s was been pronounced dead at the scene. A second male also in his 50s was arrested a short time later in connection with this investigation and is currently detained at Wexford Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984.”

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