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Assault at Rathass Cemetery results in death of man in 40s

Conor Trindle
06 Oct 2022, 01:37 GMT+10

CO KERRY, Ireland - A man has died following a serious assault at a cemetery on Wednesday.

An investigation has begun into the man's death which is understood to have occurred on Wednesday morning in County Kerry. It is believed a number of people were involved in an altercation. A woman in her 40s was also injured in the melee.

Gardai and other first responders were called to the scene at Rathass Cemetery, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

"A man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been taken to University Hospital Kerry," gardai said in a statement released on Wednesday night.

The scene is currently preserved pending a full technical examination, gardai said.

"Garda are appealing for witnesses following the fatal assault of a man this morning in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Wednesday, 5th October 2022," the gardai statement said.

"Garda and Emergency Services attended the grounds of Rathass Cemetery in Tralee following reports of an altercation involving a group of people.

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"A man in his 40s was discovered with serious injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance personnel, and his body was taken to University Hospital Kerry."

A woman aged in her 40s was also taken to University Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries," the gardai statement said.

"The Coroner has been notified, and state PM has been requested.

"The scene is currently preserved by Kerry Divisional Scenes of Crime Unit for a full technical examination," gardai said.

"An incident room has been established at Tralee Garda Station, and a Senior Investigating Officer has been appointed."

Investigating Garda are appealing for witnesses to this incident to come forward and for any person with camera footage to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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