Sligo Gardaí have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the body of a 20-year-old man this afternoon.
Gardaí were called to the scene of an incident in a house at Connolly Street, Sligo at approximately 1.30pm this afternoon.
Investigating Gardaí believe that the young man was the victim of an assault. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 31-year-old man was arrested a short time later in connection with this investigation and is currently detained at Ballymote Garda Station.
The office of the state pathologist has been notified and a Garda technical team are currently at the scene.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this assault or anyone with information to contact Sligo Garda Station on 071-9157000, the Garda Confidential line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Investigations are ongoing.Tags: