Man dies after hurley stick attack in Dublin

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

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

It happened at the Sandymount Road and Tritonville Road junction on Sunday evening.

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

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

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 Hospital where he died.

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