The scene where the body was discovered. Pic: Tony McElhinney

THE 70-year-old man arrested in connection with a suspicious death of another man in Bantry on Friday evening last, has been released without charge.


Gardaí are now preparing a file for the DPP on the man.

He was arrested by gardaí in Bantry following the suspicious death of another man in the town on Friday evening.



The body was discovered at approximately 5.20pm on Friday at the bottom of an embankment near Seskin Park in Bantry, and had suffered apparent serious head injuries.


A post-mortem was also carried out on the body of the 53-year-old Englishman on Sunday the results of which have not been made public for operational reasons.



The father of two had been living in Bantry with his partner and two children and has been identified by gardaí.


His identity will not be disclosed publicly until relatives in the UK have been informed of his death.



The 70-year-old local man was arrested nearby shortly after the body was discovered and he was taken to Bantry Garda station for questioning.


He complained of feeling unwell during questioning at on Friday night and was taken to hospital.


He was returned to garda custody on Sunday where he was again questioned in relation to the incident.



A forensic examination was also carried out at a house where the dead man is believed to have been drinking with friends before his death.


The body was discovered after gardaí responded to reports of a disturbance at the house.