Man who died following assault in Westport had Roscommon connections

The man who died following an altercation in Westport, Co. Mayo last weekend has been named as Peter McDermott, originally from Co. Leitrim. The deceased is understood to have had farming interests in County Roscommon.

Mr. McDermott, who was in his 60s, was hospitalised after an altercation which occurred in Westport in the early hours of Saturday morning. He died in Mayo University Hospital on Sunday evening.

The late Peter McDermott was a married father-of-one. Originally from Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, he was living in Murrisk, Co. Mayo.

The State Pathologist was notified and a postmortem examination was due to take place earlier this week.

A man in his 20s, who had been held for questioning in connection with the assault, was released by gardaí on Sunday. A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Gardaí are continuing their investigation into the incident which occurred in the High Street area of Westport some time between 1 am and 2 am on Saturday morning. CCTV footage from the area is being examined.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Westport Garda Station on 098 50230, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.