Gardaí investigate sudden death of man in Cork

His body was found in a house at High Street in Skibbereen

Gardaí investigate sudden death of man in Cork

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Updated: 13.40

Gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a man in Co Cork.

The body of the man, aged in his late 40s, was found at a private residence at High Street in Skibbereen at around 9.00am on Monday morning.

Gardaí say that they are treating the death of the English national as suspicious pending the outcome of a technical examination and post mortem.

The man's body was found by his partner in the living room area of the house that they were renting.

The emergency services were alerted and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man's body remains at the scene pending the arrival of State pathologist, Dr Marie Cassidy who is travelling from Dublin to carry out the post mortem examination at Cork University Hospital.

The man had a number of injuries but gardaí have not discounted the possibility that he may have suffered them in a fall.

A preliminary examination of the scene revealed no sign of forced entry, although there was some disarray in the house.

The man, who has been living in Cork for many years, has only been living in the rented two storey terraced house for a number of months.

Gardaí have also begun door to door inquiries in the area and around Skibbereen town.

Additional reporting: Barry Roche