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Saturday 27 May 2017

Irishman dies after being stabbed in the neck at a house in Australia

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Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

An Irish man has died after he was stabbed in the neck at a house in Australia.

According to local reports emergency services were called to the home in west Sydney in the early hours of Saturday morning following reports of an altercation

Upon arrival police discovered the 30-year-old man outside the property with a stab wound to his neck.

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that he was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, but died at the scene.

Police told the newspaper there were three women and a man at the home when a second man arrived at the property, leading to an altercation.

The women were not hurt in the incident while the second man sustained minor injuries.

 A 35-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were arrested at the scene and taken to Bankstown Police Station where they were being questioned.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said they were aware of the case and are providing consular assistance to the family of the victim.

It is understood that the deceased is originally from Wexford.

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