A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 56-year-old man in Swords, Co Dublin, in the early hours of this morning.

The 29-year-old man was arrested in the Dublin area and is currently being detained at Swords Garda Station.

Earlier, a post-mortem examination was carried out on the body of the man who died after a serious assault.

The man's body was found on concrete steps at the back entrance to Fingal Community College on North Street in Swords, Co Dublin, at around 3am this morning.

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The man was treated by medical personnel but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Swords Garda Station on 01-6664700, the Garda Confidential Telephone line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

In particular they are appealing for anyone who was in the area between 1.30am and 3.30am, and motorists who were driving in the area that may have 'dash cam' footage.

Swords scene