Murder investigation underway after man dies following 'wedding row'
Published 09/06/2015 | 10:28
A man has died following a violent row in the early hours of this morning.
A row following a Traveller wedding left the 25-year-old man fighting for his life and another man injured following the incident which occurred in West Dublin.
The victim received stab wounds and collapsed in a pool of blood on Kennelsfort Road in Palmerstown after the fight erupted at 3.30am.
He was rushed to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown but passed away earlier today.
The extent of the injuries suffered by the second man are not known.
“It was a bloodbath, there’s no other way to describe it,” said one local.
“I could hear men and women screaming and when I looked out there were ambulances and gardai everywhere,” they added.
A local source said the row started in a B&B that is occupied by members of the Traveller community.
“Some of them were at a wedding yesterday somewhere outside Dublin, but they came back to the B&B afterwards and that’s when the trouble flared,” they said today.
A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene and detained at Ballyfermot Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
The crime scene was littered with bloodstained clothing and towels this morning and it was obvious that the situation presented the emergency services with a challenge.
A pile of bloodied clothes could be seen at a door of the B&B, and another pile of towels, clothes, and a pair of trainers, all drenched with blood, could be seen on the footpath and road yards from the first scene.
A Dublin Fire Brigade spokesman confirmed that two ambulances and a fire tender attended the scene.
Two ambulances from the HSE were also sent to the scene.
Gardai sealed off the area for forensic examination and traffic restrictions were put in place in Palmerstown Village from Old Kennelsfort Road to the N4 Lucan Road due to the incident.
Members of the garda technical bureau labelled and photographed the area inside and outside the B&B and removed items of evidence.
Locals said they were shocked at the violence used in the attack in what is normally a quiet and mature suburb of west Dublin.