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Northern Ireland man found unconscious in street dies after alleged assault

 

A man who died a day after being discovered unconscious in a street following an alleged assault was originally from Northern Ireland.

The victim, aged 54, was found on Lower Strand Street in Tramore, Co Waterford after an altercation with another man at about 2.15am on Saturday outside a taxi rank.

The man has been named locally as Edmund Rice originally from Coleraine but had been living in Waterford for a number of years.

It's been reported that Mr Rice was a married man with adult children.

A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene and was detained at the local Garda station.

He was expected to appear before a special sitting of Waterford District Court on Sunday.

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Gardai said the victim was rushed to University Hospital Waterford where he was pronounced dead in the early hours of Sunday.

The State Pathologist's office has been notified and a post-mortem examination is due to take place.

Gardai appealed for witnesses to an altercation in the Lower Strand Street area of Tramore in the early hours of Saturday or for anyone who was in the area between 1.30am and 2.30am on that day to come forward.

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