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Man found unconscious on street by taxi driver has died in hospital


A man discovered seriously injured by a taxi driver in the early hours of Tuesday has passed away in hospital.

James (Jimmy) Walsh, who was in his 50s, was found unconscious on Edward Street, Lurgan around 2.20am.

However, earlier today (Wednesday) Mr Walsh died at Craigavon Area Hospital.

James was the dearly beloved son of Sarah and the late Gerald 38 Beech Court, and much loved brother of Anita, Jennifer, John, Anna-Marie, Jacqueline, Paul and the late Patrick, Gerald and Frankie R.I.P.

Funeral arrangements later from his sister Jacqueline’s home 12 Rectory Road Lurgan.

Police issued an urgent appeal for help after he was discovered.

Speaking on Tuesday a PSNI spokesperson said: “A Lurgan man is currently in hospital with serious injuries having been found on Edward Street by a taxi driver at 2.20am this morning.

“So far, we believe he was in a house in Beech Court at 10pm last night, and need to establish his movements during the time in between.

“He is a male in his 50’s and was wearing a white Germany football top.

“Were you in Shankill, on Edward Street, or any surrounding area last night? Do you have dash cam footage of the area? If so, please save it immediately, review it, and give us a call if you have caught him on camera.

“Were you out on foot? Did you see this male at all? If so, we need to hear from you.

“Do you have home CCTV that may have picked something up? Please, check it.”

The incident number is 100 of 06/11/18.

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