Saturday 21 April 2018

Man charged in connection with fatal stabbing of father-of-three on 'be safe in city' night

A man has been charged over the murder of a father-of-three was fatally stabbed to death at the weekend.

Jay Banville (28) was knifed following a fight between two men on New Street in Waterford City in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Mr Banville, from Raheen, Clonroche, in Co Wexford, was rushed to University Hospital Waterford where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

A 35-year-old man, who is understood to be a non-Irish national who lives in Waterford, was arrested near the scene of the crime and was held for questioning by gardai at Waterford Garda Station.

Tonight gardaí confirmed that they had charged the man who is expected to appear before Waterford District Court on Monday morning at 10.30am.

On Saturday night gardaí issued an appeal for two young women "who may have witnessed an incident" to contact them at Waterford garda station.

Jay Banville, Murder victim Waterford. Picture: Sunday World
Jay Banville, Murder victim Waterford. Picture: Sunday World

The row happened around the corner from John Street, which leads to the main thoroughfare in Waterford's city centre.

The city was marking a "purple flag weekend" aimed at promoting Waterford as a safe and vibrant place to socialise.

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