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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Gardai probe sex-trade link to brutal stabbing of Romanian

Ken Foy

Published 15/10/2012 | 05:00

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Forensic examiners remove the body of Costol Catalin Cretu from the scene of his death in Cavan town

GARDAI are probing whether the savage murder of a man who was stabbed to death in front of his partner is linked to the illegal sex trade.

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Two men – one in his 40s and the other in his 30s - have been arrested for the murder.

Investigators are examining links between the shocking murder of Costel Cretu (44) and the fact that a brothel had been in operation in the same apartment block up until recent weeks.

Romanian national Mr Cretu died after being stabbed once in the chest at an apartment on Connolly Street, Cavan, around 11pm on Saturday – his partner was also injured in the horror attack.

He arrived in the country last Tuesday and set up home with his partner, Florentine Sicor, in the apartment in the centre of Cavan town.

Gardai are also trying to establish whether he was the victim of mistaken identity.

Irish Independent

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