Saturday 29 April 2017

Man questioned over fatal stabbing of father released

The scene at Deerpark, inset victim Graham McKeever
The scene at Deerpark, inset victim Graham McKeever
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A man questioned by gardaí over the fatal stabbing of a man in Tallaght at the weekend has been released.

Father-of-one Graham McKeever (32) was discovered unconscious with several stab wounds to his body outside an apartment block in Deerpark Avenue, Tallaght at 4.40am on Saturday morning.

A man aged in his early 40s was arrested by Gardaí attached to the Tallaght District Detective Unit on Sunday evening.

He was detained at Tallaght Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardaí have confirmed that he has now been released and a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

A woman, aged in her 30s was also in the apartment at the time of the attack but is not believed to have been seriously injured.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses who may have been in the Deerpark Avenue or may have heard a disturbance between 4am and 5.30am Saturday morning to contact them at Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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