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Sunday 24 September 2017

Man (65) dies after being found stabbed in apartment

Gardai pictured at the Mount Kenneth apartment complex on Limerick's Dock Road where a 65-year-old man died after being stabbed overnight. (Picture: Press 22)
Gardai pictured at the Mount Kenneth apartment complex on Limerick's Dock Road where a 65-year-old man died after being stabbed overnight. (Picture: Press 22)

David Raleigh

A 65-year old man died this morning after he was stabbed at at an apartment in the flat complex where he lived.

Uniformed gardaí discovered the man with at least one stab wound to his upper body after they were called to an apartment at Mount Kenneth Place, located off the Dock Road, in Limerick City, at around 2am.

The man, originally from Dublin, was rushed to University Hospital Limerick where he was later pronounced dead from his injuries at 8am.

The-first floor apartment remains sealed off as a garda forensic team continue to examine it for DNA, and other forensic information. The man is understood to live in another apartment in the same complex.

No one has been arrested and gardaí have as yet no clear motive. Garda would not comment on whether a weapon had been located.

Gardaí have contacted the office of the State Pathologist and a post mortem on the man's body is due to be carried out later today.

Anyoen with information is asked to contact Henry Street garda station where an incident room has been set up on 061-212400.

Superintendent Dan Keane, Henry Street, said: "An incident took place this morning. Gardai were called to the scene shortly after 2am and a man was removed to Limerick University Hospital where he subsequently died a few hours later."

"A full-scale investigation has been launched and we have set up an incident room at Henry Street garda station."

"The pathologist's office has been called to do a post mortem. Things will become clearer after we get the results of the post mortem."

View of a locator map of the tragedy


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