A Sligo man was beaten to death at a holiday camp in the UK at the weekend after a row broke out following a Premier League match.

Michael McDonagh, 53, a member of the travelling community, was killed on Friday night when he was pinned down and attacked by a group at Parkdean Resorts in Camber Sands, Sussex in southeast England.

According to the Irish Mirror, he is believed to have got into the row after watching the opening match of the Premier League between Crystal Palace and Arsenal.

Paramedics arrived at the scene and despite their best efforts to save his life, he was pronounced dead in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Six people are in police custody being quizzed on suspicion of murder.

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