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Gardai launch murder inquiry after 69-yr-old man dies following Cork assault




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Gardai in Cork have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a 69-year-old man nearly a month after being attacked in a house in the city.

A post-mortem examination of Florrie O’Sullivan’s body confirmed that he had died of multiple serious injuries sustained in the attack, reports RTE,

The 69-year-old lived in Cork city but was originally from Adrigole, West Cork.

Shortly after 20:00 on 11 March, GardaĆ­ and the emergency services were called to Glentrasna courthouse in The Glen in north Cork city when O’Sullivan was found in the street with serious injuries.

A man in his thirties was arrested the next day. He was subsequently taken to District Court where he was charged with assault causing grievous injury to Mr O’Sullivan.

Flory O’Sullivan was taken to Cork University Hospital where he was being treated but died yesterday, reports RTE.

Assistant State Pathologist Dr. Margot Bolster conducted an autopsy of his body this afternoon.

The Gardai are not releasing the results for operational reasons, but it is understood they show that Flory O’Sullivan died of the serious injuries sustained in that attack, reports RTE.

Now they’re treating the death as a homicide.

The Gardai conducting the investigations have set up an operations room at the Garda Station in Strada del Corso d’Acqua, where this evening they held a conference on the case.

They are also appealing to people – particularly those with phone or dashcam footage – who were in the Glentrasna Court area between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on 11 March to contact them.

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