Durham man dies after Dublin hurley stick road rage attack

A British man has died after being attacked in an apparent road rage incident in the south Dublin area of the Irish Republic, authorities said.

Raymond Bates, 49, from Durham, was beaten with a hurley stick after a row between two motorists.

It happened at the Sandymount Road and Tritonville Road junction at about 1925 Irish Standard Time (IST) on Sunday.

Mr Bates was treated in hospital for serious head injuries. He went into a coma before he died on Friday.

Door-to-door inquiries

Both Mr Bates and his attacker drove away from the scene before a witness reported the assault to the Garda.

Mr Bates, who had been living and working in Dublin for several months, is understood to have gone to his home before attending St Vincent's Hospital on Monday.

He was later transferred to Beaumont where he died.

Detectives carried out door-to-door inquiries in the area and appealed for witnesses to contact Irishtown Garda Station.

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