Man arrested in connection to death of Joseph Deacy

Gardaí investigating the death of Joseph Deacy in Swinford on  August 12, 2017, have this morning, Tuesday, May 29 arrested a man in his 20s in connection with this investigation.

The man was arrested in Mayo and he is currently detained at Claremorris Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4- Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Joseph Deacy of St. Albans in England, was discovered outside a house at Gortnasillagh, Swinford with apparent head injuries.

The alarm was raised by a passer-by at approximately 6am, Gardaí and Emergency Services attended the scene. The man was taken by ambulance to Mayo University Hospital and later removed to Beaumont Hospital where he was pronounced dead on Sunday evening, August 13, 2017.

A post-mortem examination was carried out by the State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy and the death is being treated as a homicide.

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