Friday 28 April 2017

Murder hunt after Polish man stabbed on night out

Tom Brady and Shane Hickey

A MURDER hunt has been launched after a Polish man was fatally stabbed following a night out.

Gardai were carrying out searches on Dublin's northside in a bid to find out where the 29-year-old victim was knifed.

The man was attacked and stabbed a number of times in the stomach and died from his injuries yesterday afternoon in the Mater Hospital.

The man, with an address in Naas, Co Kildare, is believed to have travelled to Dublin on Saturday to meet some friends.

He went to an apartment in the Drumcondra area, and the group then moved on to the Wright Venue in Swords, north Dublin, and partied there until shortly after 2.30am yesterday.

The man was seen in the front passenger seat of a Volkswagen Passat car when he left the area with two or three friends.

Staff at the club said the group arrived and left the venue "as normal people" and there was no trouble with them.

Investigating officers are not certain of the dead man's movements immediately after that and are trying to establish whether the assault took place in the car or in a house or apartment he might have visited in the early hours.

The searches for the location of the stabbing were focused on the Drumcondra area late last night as officers attempted to make contact with the man's family in Poland.

The victim's name will not be disclosed until his family have been informed.

Officers last night issued an urgent appeal to anybody with information, particularly members of the Polish community living here, to contact them at the investigation headquarters in Swords at 01 6664700.

A post-mortem examination on the body will take place today.

Irish Independent

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