Irish police plan to start a murder inquiry following the death of a 73-year-old man who was viciously assaulted in an attempted castration last month.
Johnny Golden died having suffered head injuries and other horrific injuries in the assault. Golden suffered internal injuries and it is understood that a poker and pliers were used in the attack.
He was found by a neighbor on September 7th in his cottage in Nedd, Doogary, Killeshandra, County Cavan. He was taken to Cavan General Hospital but never regained consciousness due to the severity of his injuries.
A 17-year-old man was arrested and held at Ballyconnell Station on September 11 he was released without charge.
The brutal attack left the people in this rural area in shock. Golden, a bachelor, had been a mechanic and a noted traditional musician.  He is described by locals as “a happy-go-lucky guy”. Golden was an orphan and had been raised in a home in Bray, County Wicklow before settling in Cavan.
On Wednesday night a police spokesman said “We are particularly interested in hearing from any witnesses that may have been in the vicinity of Nedd, Doogary, between 8pm on Monday, September 6, and 11am the next day."
Information should be given to Ballyconnell police station on 011 353 49 9525580, the police confidential line on 1800 666 111 or at any police station in Ireland.