Sunday 23 October 2016

Boy (17) killed in stabbing incident is named locally

Published 19/12/2015 | 09:05

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A teenage boy has died and a second arrested after an assault in Mayo in the early hours of this morning.

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Dovydas Jenkus (17) was fatally stabbed in the incident which occurred at a house at Claremount Manor, Knock Road, in Claremorris, Co Mayo.

The incident happened in the back garden of a house in the estate shortly after 3am this morning and the teenager died at the scene.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested and is being held at Claremorris Garda station. He is being questioned under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The scene of the incident was sealed off today and a forensic examination was carried out. The State pathologist was alerted and the young boy’s body has been brought for post moterm examination.

Dovydas, who is originally from Lithuania, had lived for a number of years in the Mayo town with his family. He was a fifth year student at St Coleman's College in the town.

The town was in shock today as news of the tragic incident spread.

Local man Austin Garvin said the tragedy was devastating for the town and the families involved.

He said there were a large number of Eastern Europeans living in the town where they had integrated well.

"This is devastating for the town. It's devastated for the families our hearts go out to them, Especially at Christmas this is the last thing any family wants to hear," he added.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station on 094 9364219 or on the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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