CCTV EX­AM­INED IN TRAGIC CASE

Bray People - - FRONT PAGE - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

THERE is sad­ness in north Co. Wick­low this week as gar­daí in­ves­ti­gate the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the death in Bray of father of four Vin­cent Kelly.

Mr Kelly (45), from Kil­ladreenan in New­town­moun­tkennedy, was found on the Main Street in Bray in the early hours of Satur­day morn­ing with se­ri­ous head in­juries. He died in Beau­mont Hos­pi­tal in Dublin on Sun­day morn­ing.

Gar­daí are fol­low­ing a definite line of en­quiry and have ex­am­ined CCTV footage of the area, but have yet to bring charges. Fu­neral arrangements have yet to be made.

NEW­TOWN­MOUN­TKENNEDY is still try­ing to come to terms with the need­less and tragic death of 45-year-old father of four Vin­cent McCul­lagh Kelly.

Mr Kelly (45) died in hos­pi­tal last week­end af­ter be­ing found on Bray Main Street with a se­ri­ous head in­jury in the early hours of Satur­day morn­ing.

Re­garded as a quiet and friendly man, Vin­cent was the son of two well known New­town­moun­tkennedy res­i­dents, the late Frank and Rose ‘Rosie’ Kelly. He also had a brother Glenn and sis­ter Andrea.

He was a former stu­dent of St Kil­lian’s Com­mu­nity School in Bray and also stud­ied art at Bray In­sti­tute of Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion.

At one stage he trained in Taek­wondo lo­cally and was con­sid­ered very ac­com­plished in the dis­ci­pline.

He was mar­ried to Heather and had two daugh­ters, Catherine and Am­ber, and two sons, John-Vin­cent and De­nis.

Cllr Shay Cullen, who lives in New­town, passed on his con­do­lences to Mr Kelly’s fam­ily, friends and loved ones.

‘It is so tragic to see some­one lose their life in such ter­ri­ble cir­cum­stances. My thoughts and prayers are with his fam­ily at this stage and every­one who knew him,’ said Cllr Cullen.

Speak­ing in the af­ter­math of the tragedy, Cllr John Snell said: ‘I send on my com­mis­er­a­tions to his fam­ily and loved ones at this dev­as­tat­ing time. I can’t even imag­ine what they must be go­ing through.’

Vin­cent was found out­side the Royal Ho­tel just af­ter 2 a.m. on Satur­day morn­ing. He had been so­cial­is­ing in the bar there ear­lier that night.

He was at­tended to at the scene by paramedics and rushed to St Vin­cent’s Hos­pi­tal be­fore be­ing trans­ferred to Beau­mont Hos­pi­tal.

The father of four of Kil­ladreenan was pro­nounced dead at 1.35 a.m. on Sun­day morn­ing.

Gar­daí have ex­am­ined CCTV from the area and are fol­low­ing a definite line of en­quiry. Charges have not yet been brought in re­la­tion to his death.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing Gar­daí are cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing all as­pects of this in­ci­dent to es­tab­lish the facts. The scene was sealed off early on Satur­day to fa­cil­i­tate a garda foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion.

A post mortem was car­ried out on Sun­day af­ter­noon by deputy state pathol­o­gist Dr Michael Cur­tis.

Any­one who saw any­thing that night in re­la­tion to what hap­pened is urged to con­tact Bray Garda Sta­tion on 01 6665300 or the garda confidential line 1800 666 111. Gar­dai in Bray said that they would ap­pre­ci­ate any as­sis­tance.

Vin­cent’s fu­neral arrangements had yet to be fi­nalised at the time of go­ing to press.

The late Vin­cent Kelly (left) was dis­cov­ered with se­ri­ous head in­juries out­side the Royal Ho­tel in Bray (above) in the early hours of Satur­day morn­ing.

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