Man dies following assault in Cork pub

A man in his 20s has been arrested

Man dies following assault in Cork pub

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Updated: 09.55

Gardaí are investigating after a man died following an assault in Co Cork.

It happened at Willie Andies pub on New Market Square in Mitchelstown on Friday night at around 11.00pm.

It is understood a man aged in his 30s, who is from Mitchelstown, was fatally injured when a row broke out with another man.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, where his body remains.

The State Pathologist's Office has been informed and the scene is currently preserved for a technical examination.

A man in his 20s has been arrested.

He is being detained at Fermoy garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Gardaí are due to start interviewing witnesses, and detectives have also gathered CCTV footage from the pub.

It is believed the venue was quite busy at the time as a local festival was taking place in New Market Square.

An incident room has been set up at Fermoy garda station and gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 025-821-00.

Additional reporting: Barry Roche