A man in his 60s has died after an alleged assault at a house in County Galway.

Gardai were called to the home in Ballinahown, Connemara shortly after 9am, where Ambulance Service personnel were treating him.

He was removed from the scene by Ambulance to University Hospital Galway where he later passed away.

A man in his 70s has been arrested and is being held at Galway Garda Station.

The scene’s been sealed off and the State Pathologist has been requested – a post mortem will be carried out.