Post mortem results awaited

THE post-mortem results on Limerick teenager Darren Coughlan, who died after a vicious attack, were still being finalised by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis last night.

A garda spokesman said Dr Curtis had ordered an additional test.

Mr Coughlan, aged 18, died on Tuesday morning following an attack which happened last Friday night at the Old Cratloe Road.

Three men who pulled up in a car chased Mr Coughlan and attacked him. Witnesses saw him being kicked in the head while he lay on the ground. He never regained consciousness after being brought to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital.

Detective Inspector Bob Noonan appealed yesterday for anyone who saw a red car in the area between 10pm and 10.30pm on Friday to contact them.

The funeral of Mr Coughlan, an apprentice electrician, will take place tomorrow after 11am Mass in Corpus Christi church in Moyross.

The removal will take place this evening at 6.30pm from Cross’s funeral home in Lower Gerald Griffin Street.

Gardaí are continuing their investigation into the murder of David Nunan, 25, who was found dead in a lane in the village of Parteen, on the outskirts of Limerick, on October 28.

Mr Nunan, who was released from prison the previous Monday, died from two bullet wounds to the back.

It is believed he had been involved in a row with a Dublin criminal in Limerick prison.

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