There have been a number of very traumatic incidents of violence in Sligo town over the past two weeks, and there is a real need for more gardai to be on the city streets, according to the Sinn Fein spokesperson on Justice and Equality, Martin Kenny.

The Sligo/Leitrim deputy says many people are feeling alarmed and upset by what is happening to people in Sligo town.

Last night a man who suffered head injuries in an assault in the town last Tuesday evening died.

The man who was aged in his late 30's was attacked on Rockwood Parade. He was initially treated at Sligo University Hospital but was then transferred to the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where he was later died..

Gardai are treating his death as suspicious and a post mortem will be carried out later today.

The scene of the attack was also preserved and forensically examined.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the attack or anyone who was in the Rockwood Parade area of Sligo between 5 and 6.15 pm on Tuesday and who may have video or dashcam footage to come forward.

Two men were violently attacked in their homes last week in the town and died and another man was viciously attacked on the street last week and sustained serious eye injuries.

Deputy Martin Kenny told Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley that there is a feeling of unease in the community and he says while people need to take on personal responsibility when they are out at night, he believes there is a need for a more visible presence of gardai on the streets of Sligo…


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