Preliminary findings from the post mortem carried out at WRH on the late Mr Paddy Barry, whose home at Mount Sion Avenue was broken into last Wednesday night, showed ‘no specific evidence of an actual assault’, according to Superintendent Chris Delaney at a press briefing in Waterford Garda Station on Tuesday night. The Superintendent said further tests would be carried out and that forensic evidence would be vital.

Superintendent Delaney said Mr Barry suffered ‘a violent attack on his home’ and that a major operation, equivalent to a murder investigation with the same staff and resources, was underway. Fifty officers were actively involved and house to house enquiries were continuing with CTV footage being examined.

The Munster Express reliably understands that Mr Barry (82) had a gash on his right cheek and had considerable bruising to his chest and both arms. He was also paralysed down his right-hand side before he died. It has also been established by this newspaper that, before the ‘violent attack on his home’, Mr Barry was well, fit and in good spirits.

See The Munster Express newspaper for full story.