07/06/2012

Garda Ombudsman Appeal For Witnesses After Man's Death

The Garda Ombudsman is appealing for witnesses after a man died after being arrested in Co Mayo.

Paraic O'Donnell, 39, from Achill Sound in Co Mayo, was arrested at Cox's when Gardaí were called to an incident at the late bar around 1am.

Mr O’Donnell was taken away by gardaí in a car, and subsequently died.

A post mortem will be carried out on the body of the unmarried father-of-one this afternoon.

The scene around the bar and the area around Castlebar Garda Station have been sealed off.

The incident was referred to the ombudsman's office early this morning, and the office is now investigating.

(H)


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