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Friday 9 December 2016

Irishman dies after beating in Mexico

The Paso del Norte Bridge, where it was reported the unnamed Irish man was found
The Paso del Norte Bridge, where it was reported the unnamed Irish man was found

An Irishman has died after a brutal attack in Mexico.

The man, named by Mexican authorities as George Michael Van Day, was found under a bridge in Ciudad Juarez on June 18.

Local reports say that the 26-year-old man was found by emergency services under the bridge which runs between the city and the United States.

The man was transferred to hospital where he remained in a coma until he passed away on Sunday morning.

Claudia Banuelos, a spokeswoman for the Attorney General, said that the cause of death was determined as head trauma due to a severe beating. An investigation is ongoing.

A representative for the Department of Foreign Affairs said they are aware of the death but have not yet been contacted for consular assistance.

There have been a total of 26 homicides in the Mexican city in the last month alone.

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