Man found dead after assault in Co Mayo

Man Found Dead After Assault In Co Mayo
The discovery was made in a house in Swinford at around 11pm on Monday. File photo
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Gardaí are investigating after a man in his 20s was found dead after an assault in Co Mayo.

The discovery was made in a house in Swinford at about 11pm on Monday.


It is understood the man is not from Swinford originally but is well known in the area and has lived there for some time, according to The Western People.

A man in his 30s was arrested in relation to the incident and is being detained at Castlebar Garda station.

The scene is still preserved for a technical examination.

Investigating gardaí are trying to determine the movements of both men prior to the incident.

A Garda incident room has been set up in Claremorris Garda station and a case conference is expected to be held later on Tuesday.

Door-to-door enquiries will continue in the town throughout the day.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information or who witnessed anything unusual in the Swinford area on Monday evening to contact Swinford Garda station (094 925 2990) or the Garda Confidential Line (1800 666 111).

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