UPDATE - Man arrested in connection with Ashbourne death released

Story by John Donohoe

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 11:54pm

UPDATE -  Man arrested in connection with Ashbourne death released

The man in his 30s who was arrested following the death of a 65 year old man in Ashbourne yesterday morning has been released without charge.

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The 33 year-old was arrested by gardai yesterday, following the discovery of  a body  yesterday morning. A post mortem examination took place in Our Lady's Hospital, Navan today.

At approximately 12.30am on Tuesday, gardai and an ambulance were called to a house at Johnswood Drive in Ashbourne, according to Garda Press Office. A 65 year-old man was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body has been taken to Navan where a post mortem is being carried out. 

A 33 year-old male was arrested and detained at Ashbourne Garda station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended, but has since beenr eleased.

The house was preserved for a technical examination and the State Pathologist notified.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to contact  Ashbourne Garda station on 01 8010600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.



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