A man has died after a suspected assault in Co Kildare last night.

The man has been named locally as 34-year-old Roy Hopkins. 

Mr Hopkins was found with serious injuries at Glenaree Bridge, Rathangan, Co Kildare just after 9pm.

He was taken to Naas General Hospital, but was later pronounced dead.

A man in his 20s was later arrested and is being held at Kildare Garda Station.

The scene has been preserved and the Garda Technical Bureau has been informed.

Gardaí said their investigation is ongoing.

They are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detectives are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Glenaree Bridge last night.

They are asked to contact Naas Garda Station on 045 884 300 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.