Teen dies fleeing attack on policeman

Published Friday, 16 May 2014
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The Garda Ombudsman is investigating an incident that ended in the death of an 18-year-old man in Co Waterford.

Teen dies fleeing attack on policeman
The Garda Ombudsman is investigating the incident. (© Getty)

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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