Man killed in 'serious assault' at Tralee funeral 

Gardaí are present in some numbers and an area has been sealed off in Tralee’s main cemetery, Rathass Cemetery, on the outskirts of the town.
Man killed in 'serious assault' at Tralee funeral 

The scene at Rathass Cemetery in Co Kerry where a man was killed on Wednesday. Picture: Eric Clarke

A man in his 40s has died and a woman has been injured during a funeral in Tralee this morning.

The victims are believed to be from Cork city. 

Gardaí are present in some numbers and an area has been sealed off in Tralee’s main cemetery, Rathass Cemetery, on the outskirts of the town.

A large funeral took place there this morning shortly after 11am.

Gardaí said they and emergency services "attended the grounds of Rathass Cemetery in Tralee following reports of an altercation involving a group of people". 

A spokesperson said the man was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance personnel and his body was taken to University Hospital Kerry.

The woman, who is also in her 40s, was taken to University Hospital Kerry to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

"The scene is currently preserved by Kerry Divisional Scenes of Crime Unit for a full technical examination," added the spokesperson.

"An incident room has been established at Tralee Garda Station and a Senior Investigating Officer has been appointed."

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward and for any person with camera footage to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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