Murder investigation launched after man assaulted in January dies

Seamus Bell was in hospital after he was injured in Carrickmacross

Murder investigation launched after man assaulted in January dies

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Co Meath | Image: RollingNews.ie

Updated: 16.50

Gardaí have launched a murder investigation after a man died in hospital on Saturday.

Seamus Bell of Foxfield, Carrickmacross was injured in an assault at Main Street in Carrickmacross back on January 20th.

The 36-year-old had been in hospital since then.

However he was pronounced dead on Saturday evening at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

Gardaí say they are now investigating a murder after receiving the post mortem examination results.

This was carried out by Professor Marie Cassidy on Sunday.