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Investigation Gardai appeal for information after death of Mark Loughlin in assault in Co Kildare

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Allenwood, Co Kildare

Allenwood, Co Kildare

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Allenwood, Co Kildare

Gardai are appealing for information following a fatal assault in Allenwood, Co Kildare yesterday that led to the death of a man named locally as Mark Loughlin. 

Officers are investigating a number of incidents that happened in the lead-up to the discovery of Mr Loughlin, who was from Edenderry in Co Offaly.

The 29-year-old dad of two was found unconscious on a road in Allenwood South, Co Kildare, at 3.49am.

Mr Loughlin, who also used the nickname ‘Yob’, was understood to have become a father last October.

In a statement, gardai said officers at Naas Garda Station are continuing to investigate all the circumstances of a fatal assault and associated incidents which occurred in the Allenwood area of Co Kildare.

A State post-mortem was completed by State Pathologist Dr Kathleen Han Suyin yesterday evening although the results are not being released for operational reasons.

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Garda search teams near to the scene where a man died after an assault at Allenwood South in Kildare early on Sunday morning. Photo by: Damien Storan

Garda search teams near to the scene where a man died after an assault at Allenwood South in Kildare early on Sunday morning. Photo by: Damien Storan

Garda search teams near to the scene where a man died after an assault at Allenwood South in Kildare early on Sunday morning. Photo by: Damien Storan

Gardai have appealed for members of the public to come forward with any information relating to the incidents.

In particular investigating officers continue to make the following appeals:

- Information on the movement of a silver Audi A4, registration 09CN6292 on the evening of Saturday, January 2 until 00.45 hours on Sunday, January 3.

- Information in relation to the incident between the silver Audi A4 and the red Renault Traffic van in the Allenwood area.

- Information in relation to any incidents which occurred in the Allenwood South area between 12am and 4.30am, including the fatal assault on the male at Allenwood South.

Anyone with any information on these incidents is asked to contact investigating Gardaí at Naas Garda Station 045 884300, the Garda Confidential Phone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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