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Gardai conducting enquires after Limerick boy (4) dies after sustaining “significant head injury”

Gardai conducting enquires after Limerick boy (4) dies after sustaining “significant head injury.”

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GARDAÍ is conducting inquiries into the death of a four-year-old boy who had sustained injuries to his head at a house in Limerick last weekend.

Gardai have confirmed the boy was pronounced dead in hospital in Dublin earlier today.

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“Gardaí at Roxboro Road, Limerick, are investigating all the circumstances surrounding an incident where a male child (4 years) suffered fatal injuries at a house in Rathbone, Limerick on Saturday, 13th March 2021,” a garda spokeswoman said this afternoon.

“The boy passed away at Children’s Hospital Ireland at Temple Street earlier today, Tuesday 16th March 2021.”

Gardai added that “a postmortem will be carried out at a later date which will determine the course of the investigation.”

The spokeswoman said, “investigating Gardaí maintain an open mind in this investigation.”

“A Garda Síochána is not providing any further information at this time,” she added.

The boy had been initially rushed by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick and then transferred to Cork University Hospital. He was later taken to Temple Street Children’s Hospital after his condition worsened.

On Monday, a garda statement said that the boy “sustained serious life-threatening injuries” at a house in Rathbone, an area south of Limerick city.

An informed source said the boy had suffered “a significant head injury.”

 

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