29-year-old man arrested in connection with Swords murder


A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 56-year-old man in Swords, Co Dublin, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The 29-year-old is currently being detained at Swords Garda Station.

A post-mortem was carried out on the body of the man who died after he was found with serious injuries close to the back entrance to Fingal Community College on North Street in Swords, Co Dublin.

The man was treated by medical personal, but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Darragh O’Brien, Fianna Fail TD for Dublin Fingal, said his thoughts and prayers were with the family and friends of the victim.

"This is a very tragic incident, and while the full details of what happened aren’t yet known, we all need to look after our friends on nights out."

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Swords Garda Station on 01-6664700, the Garda Confidential Telephone line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

They are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who was in the area between 1:30am and 3:30am on Sunday morning, and motorists who may have 'dash cam' footage.