UPDATE: Man, 20s, arrested after fatal assault in the South East over the weekend

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Gardaí investigating fatal assault in Waterford

Gardaí in Waterford have arrested a man in his 20s following a fatal assault in Portlaw. 

Gardaí were called to the scene of a serious assault in the Portlaw area in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Emergency services also attended the scene and a man, aged in his 40s, was taken to University Hospital Waterford where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Gardaí are investigating all of the circumstances of his death.

A man in his 20s was arrested by investigating Gardaí. He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at Tramore Garda Station.

The scene is preserved for a forensic and technical examination and the services of the State Pathologist and Garda Technical Bureau have been requested.