Gardaí Seek Help Following Death Of Thurles Man

As we reported yesterday; a Thurles man has sadly died following a disturbance at the Chapelfield housing estate in Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny.

A short time earlier the victim had been involved in an incident at the An Grianan estate in Killenaule, Co Tipperary, where he had suffered a significant injury to his arm.

An Grianán Estate, Sráid Na hAbhann, Castlequarter, Killenaule, Co. Tipperary

Following treatment, he later was found by Gardai on the M8 near Junction No.6 at the Horse and Jockey, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Gardaí removed the man from the motorway and brought him to a home in the Chapelfield Estate in Urlingford, Co Kilkenny, at around 1:00am.

Officers rushed back to the area at around 1.50am on Monday morning, having receiving a report of yet another incident in the estate. The victim was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny, where sadly he later passed away.

As the man was in custody prior to passing away, Gardai are continuing to investigate both incidents and the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) have now launched a separate investigation into his unfortunate death.

Officers at Thurles Garda Station have launched a major witness appeal following both incidents, and are looking for help from any person who may have been in the An Grianan area of Killenaule, Co Tipperary on the afternoon of Sunday July 26th, 2020. Gardaí are also particularly anxious to speak to any person who may have attended at the house with the man and his friends over the course of the afternoon.
They are also anxious to speak to any person who may have seen a lone male on the M8 Motorway in the vicinity of the Horse and Jockey on the Northbound carriageway, between 12.00am and 12.45am on the morning of Monday July 27th, 2020, or who were in the vicinity of Chapelfield Estate in Urlingford on or between 1.00am and 3.30am, on the same morning (July 27th 2020).

Witnesses are asked to please contact Thurles Garda Station Tel: 0504 25100 or the Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800 666 111 or indeed any Garda Station.


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