The scene on Church Street this morning.

Man dies after assault in Athlone

Gardaí are investigating all the circumstances of a fatal assault of a man that occurred in the early hours of Saturday, , in Athlone.

Following a public order incident a man, aged in his 40s, was discovered with serious injuries at Church Street, Athlone, at approximately 2.35am.

He was taken to Portiuncula University Hospital, Ballinasloe, where he was later pronounced dead.

The office of the State Pathologist have been notified and a post-mortem examination will be arranged.

The scene at Church Street, Athlone, is currently preserved for technical examination by the Garda Technical Bureau.

No arrests have been made at this stage of this ongoing investigation.

An incident room has been established at Athlone Garda Station under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward.

UPDATE, 4.10PM - Garda renew appeal for public information

UPDATE, 7PM - Two arrested on suspicion of assault