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Murder investigation in Athenry, Galway - four arrested

Gardai in Galway are investigating as murder the death of 40-year-old male following an incident in Athenry, Co. Galway, on the 30th May 2013.

At approximately 11.30 p.m. on the 30th May 40-year-old Krzysztof Ciesielski, with an address in Athenry and originally from Poland, sustained serious head injuries during an incident outside a house at Cullairbaun Estate.  He was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Galway where he was pronounced dead yesterday evening (5/6/2013).

A post-mortem examination was carried out earlier today (6/6/2013) by the Deputy State Pathologist Dr Khalid Jabber at U.H.G.

Gardai have made four arrests this evening (6/6/2013) in the Galway area as part of their investigation.

Two males aged in their teen’s are detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Galway Garda Station. A third male aged in his 40s also detained under Section 4 of  the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 is detained at Gort Garda Station and a female aged in her late 30s is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939, at Galway Garda Station.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Galway Garda Station on 091 538000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Further updates will follow.