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shock discovery Gardaí launch probe after man (20s) found dead in Mayo house


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Gardaí are investigating after a man (20s) was found dead at a house in Mayo last night.

Gardaí say they are investigating a fatal assault after attending the scene in Swinford at approximately 11pm.

The remains of the man have now been removed from the scene to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar.

The Deputy State Pathologist Dr Kathleen Han Suyin will conduct a post mortem later today.

House to house enquiries are being conducted and gardaí are gathering and viewing CCTV footage from the locality.

A senior investigating officer has been appointed and a family liaison officer has also been appointed.

A man in his 30s continues to be detained at Castlebar Garda Station, and the scene continues to be preserved for a technical examination.

Investigating gardaí are trying to determine the movements of persons prior to this fatal incident.

“Gardaí are seeking the assistance of any road users who may have been in the vicinity of the main street in Swinford between 8pm-11pm on Monday November 16 and who may have video footage or anyone with mobile phone video to contact the investigation team,” a spokesperson said.

“An incident room has been set up and anyone with information, including video footage, can contact Claremorris Garda Station on 094-9372080.”

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