Gardaí renew appeal following death of assault victim in Swords


Gardaí in Dublin have appealed to the public to come forward with any information they may have pertaining to an incident in Swords which led to the death of a 34-year-old man this week.

It has been confirmed that Chris Fitzgerald has died in hospital this week after suffering serious head injuries following an assault at the weekend.

It has been established that the victim was discovered in the vicinity of the Wright Venue at approximately 03.40 on Sunday and subsequently rushed to Beaumont Hospital.

Reports assert that Mr Fitzgerald will be removed to the City Mortuary where a post mortem examination will take place.

It is understood that a man in his 30s was arrested yesterday and taken to Swords Garda Station for questioning where he can be held for up to 24 hours.

A Garda statement read: "Gardaí are continuing to detain and question a man in his 30s under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Swords Garda Station as part of the investigation."

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information and have asked members of the public to come forward specifically if they witnessed an altercation between two men outside the popular nightclub between 3,00 and 3.30.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Swords Garda Station on 01-6664700 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111