Sunday 19 August 2018

Man arrested in connection with New Year's Eve murder

The scene of the fatal stabbing on the Dublin Road in Ballyjamesduff Co Cavan.
Pic Steve Humphreys
The scene of the fatal stabbing on the Dublin Road in Ballyjamesduff Co Cavan. Pic Steve Humphreys

Ralph Rielgel

A man has been arrested in Cork for questioning in connection with the murder of a man in Cavan on New Year's Eve.

Marek Swider (40), who is a Polish national, was found with fatal stab injuries in a house in Ballyjamesduff last Sunday night.

Mr Swider had been living and working in the Cavan area for a number of years.

His death was upgraded to a murder investigation following a post mortem examination by the State Pathologist's Office.

The incident occurred in the Cavan property off Dublin Street around 11pm last Sunday night.

Gardaí last night arrested a man in Cork city for questioning in relation to the death of Mr Swider.

The man, who is a Polish national, is not understood to have a Cork address.

He can be questioned for an initial period of 12 hours under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act which can be further extended.

It is understood the man was arrested after he presented himself at a Cork city garda station last night.

He is now being questioned at the Bridewell Garda Station.

Gardaí have appealed for any who witnessed the incident last Sunday night or who has information about the incident to contact Bailieboro

Garda Station on 042-9694570.

They have also appealed to anyone who was driving on the Dublin road in Ballyjamesduff between 10.30pm and midnight and who may have

dashcam footage to contact them.

Members of the Polish community or anyone who may have any information is urged to to contact them at Bailieboro, or the Garda Confidential

Line on 1800 666 111.

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