Teen dies fleeing attack on policeman

Teen dies fleeing attack on policeman

The Garda Ombudsman is investigating an incident that ended in the death of an 18-year-old man in Co Waterford.

The incident started when a bottle was thrown at the house of an off-duty Superintendent in the seaside town of Dungarvan on Thursday night.When he went out to confront a group of young men, he was hit in the head.Local gardaí arrived at the scene shortly afterwards.The Irish Times Southern Correspondent Barry Roche explained: "They arrested two youths at the scene, another two fled, and one of those other youths, it appears, went through a building site and may have been injured on a pipe or railing and appears to have fallen into a river or a culvert and tragically died."A statement from the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission said: "A team of GSOC investigators is in Dungarvan since the early hours of this morning and the investigation is underway."


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