08 Aug 2022

Man who died in Rathangan incident on Friday named locally as Roy Hopkins

Man arrested after incident

Man who died after Rathangan assault named as Roy Hopkins

The scene at Glenaree, Rathangan, on Saturday afternoon. Picture: Aishling Conway/Leinster Leader/KildareNow

A man who died after an incident in Rathangan on Friday night has been named locally as Roy Hopkins, 34.

Mr Hopkins was from a large local family. He was discovered with serious injuries at Glenaree Bridge, just outside the town, shortly after 9pm on Friday evening, and later pronounced dead at Naas Hospital.

A man in his twenties is currently being detained at Kildare Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, in connection with the incident..

Gardai were yesterday investigating the scene along the canal bank at Glenaree where Mr Hopkins was found.

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