A man in his 20s has died following an alleged assault that occurred in Tallow on November 2.

Just eight days after the alleged assault on Barrack Street, Tallow, Gardaí confirmed that the man died at Cork University Hospital.

“Unfortunately I can confirm that the injured party in this incident has since passed away. As the matter is before the courts, An Garda Síochána will not be providing further comment,” a Garda spokesperson told The Avondhu.

Locally, tributes were paid to the young man in the area who it is understood, had been living in Tallow although not originally from the area. On Sunday, a minute’s silence was held by the people of the West Waterford town at the Ramp Boreen in his memory, and a book of condolences was opened in St Patrick’s Hall that evening.

It is understood that the book of condolences is to remain open until Friday, at Tallow Post Office.

Shortly after 12.35am on Wednesday, November 2, Gardaí responded to an alleged assault in the vicinity of the Post Office in which a man in his 20s sustained serious injuries. The injured man was brought to Cork University Hospital by ambulance where he had been in critical condition – he passed away on Wednesday 9th.

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene following the incident and brought to Dungarvan Garda Station. As reported last week, the man has since been charged.