A 63-year-old man who was seriously assaulted in Dundalk last Friday night has died.

Laurence 'Michael' McGeown, from Toberona, Dundalk had been on life support in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

Gardaí have confirmed that State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy will carry out a post-mortem examination tomorrow morning.

Depending on the results of the examination the garda investigation may be upgraded to murder.

Meanwhile, a man arrested yesterday in connection with the assault remains in garda custody in Dundalk.