Two arrested after man in his 50s dies following fatal assault in Kerry 6 months ago

Two arrested after man in his 50s dies following fatal assault in Kerry

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

A man has died following a fatal assault in Kerry on Sunday (22 May).


The man was found at an apartment in the Abbey Court complex in Tralee shortly after 7pm.

Gardaí and Emergency Services attended the scene, where the man in his 50s was discovered with serious injuries.

He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

As RTÉ reports, two men have been arrested in connection with the incident.


One man in his 50s was arrested last night and he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Tralee Garda Station.

Another man in his early 30s has been arrested and is being held at Killarney Garda Station.

The local Coroner has been notified and the services of the State Pathologist and Garda Technical Bureau have been requested.

A technical examination of the scene and post-mortem examination is set to take place today.


An incident room has been established at Tralee Garda Station and initial case conference has been held by investigators.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and are particularly appealing to those who were in the vicinity of Abbey Court Apartments and Denny Lane / Street areas between 6.30pm and 7.00pm on Sunday to come forward.

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