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Gardaí investigating man's death
04 Sep 2015 23:11
Gardaí have said they are no longer treating the death of Karl Holmes in Tallaght yesterday as murder but as a case of violent disorder.
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The post mortem carried out today showed the 44-year-old had ongoing health issues and died of a heart attack.
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Gardaí are continuing to investigate the row involving around six people, during which a samurai sword was produced.
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It is believed to have started around 5.30pm after one of the men on open ground at Avonbeg Gardens became angry with a child cycling a bicycle there.
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Mr Holmes arrived at the scene in a car but collapsed a short time later.
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He died an hour later in hospital.
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Mr Holmes had a number of criminal convictions for a variety of offences, including breach of the peace and public order.
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Six years ago he was sentenced to a year in prison for defrauding the revenue of over €50,000 as part of a construction scam run by professional criminals.
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He was also jailed for five years in 1994 for grievous bodily harm.
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Any witnesses to the incident and anyone who was in the Avonbeg Gardens area between 4.30pm and 6pm on Thursday 3 September is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01-666-6000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or any garda station.
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