The 14-year-old boy who was allegedly assaulted on Sunday evening in Clonmel has died in hospital in Cork.

Brian Rossiter, from the Wilderness Estate in Clonmel, was pronounced dead shortly after 5.30pm this evening at Cork University Hospital. He had been on a life support machine since Wednesday.

The Deputy State Pathologist, Dr Marie Cassidy, will carry out a postmortem examination tomorrow afternoon.

Gardaí say they are following a definite line of inquiry.