National News: Gardai launch murder investigation following discovery of body

One man has been arrested after body discovered in Sligo this afternoon

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Gardai launch murder investigation following discovery of body

Gardai launch murder investigation following discovery of body

Gardaí at Sligo are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a man this afternoon, Saturday, February 24.

Gardaí were called to the scene of an incident in a house at Connolly Street, Sligo at approximately 1.30pm this afternoon. A 19-year-old man who investigating Gardaí believe was the victim of an assault was pronounced dead at the scene. The office of the state pathologist has been notified and a Garda technical team are currently at the scene.

A 31-year-old man was arrested a short time later in connection with this investigation and is currently detained at Ballymote Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this assault or anyone with information to contact Sligo Garda Station on 071-9157000, the Garda Confidential line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Investigations are continuing.