Man Dies After Fight On Main Street Swords
A row on Main Street Swords on Thursday the 10th of October left one man needing hospital treatment. The altercation
took place outside the Cab 200 office on Main Street around 12-30. Several people who saw the row say that it was over a parking
spot and that a baseball bat was used. Swords Garda were quickly on the scene and sealed off the area. The northbound lane
of the main street was closed off from the lights at Malahide Road. It's believed that the two men involved in the altercation
were of African origin. If you were a witness you should contact Swords Garda on 6664700. The 45 year old man was
taken to Beaumont hospital and is on a life support machine. A 37 year old man is being questioned by the Garda. Two baseball
bats were found at the scene.Gardai believe the pair knew each other and were involved in a “long running and personal
dispute”. Both are from Nigeria. Eye witnesses described the scenes as “mayhem” and said the injured man
suffered a violent blow to the back of the head.
“Then the man with the bat held it high over his head and brought
it down hard on the other man's head and he just slumped to the ground,” said a witness.
13 - 11 - 2013 The man that was injured on the 10th of October has since died.