Wednesday 23 April 2014

Irishman stabbed in Perth dies of injuries

Kenny Meyler

A 21-YEAR-OLD Irish man who was viciously stabbed in the neck in Australia last week has died from his injuries.

Kenny Meyler, from Wexford town was stabbed with a carving night in a broad daylight attack last Sunday in the coastal suburb of Scarborough, near Perth, Western Australia.


He was taken to Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital where he remained in critical condition until he died in the early hours of Sunday morning local time (4pm Saturday Irish time).


The son of Melanie Meyler and Dermot Moloney of Wexford, members of Mr Meyler’s family had travelled to Perth to be at his bedside and the Department of Foreign Affairs are providing them with consular assistance.


Police were called to the scene of the attack on Sunday where up to four men were seen fighting on the street at about 2pm.


A 32-year-old man Vincent Martin Crowe was arrested and was later charged “with intent to do grievous bodily harm to another”.


He is due to appear in court on 25 February.

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