Monday 24 September 2018

'Gentleman' (52) killed in stabbing 'tried to get help in nearby houses after attack'

Scene of the Fatal Stabbing of a 52 year old male on Buirg Na Ri Walk Balgaddy .
Scene of the Fatal Stabbing of a 52 year old male on Buirg Na Ri Walk Balgaddy .
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

The victim of a fatal stabbing in west Dublin has been remembered as a "gentleman" as neighbours relayed his attempts to get help after he was attacked.

The stabbing occurred at Buirg an Ri Walk, Balgaddy, Co Dublin at approximately 10.20pm on Wednesday night.

A 52-year-old male received serious stab wounds and was pronounced dead a short time later at the scene.

It is believed the victim was attacked and stabbed several times following a dispute in his home.

A young man, who it is believed to be known to the man, later presented himself to gardaí.

The 19-year-old man was arrested shortly after midnight and is being detained.

The victim has been remembered as a "gentleman" who was in a relationship with a woman living in Buirg An Ri Walk.

Neighbours heard shouting before the stabbing and said the man appeared to try and get help in a house and went to second house before collapsing.

Scene of the Fatal Stabbing of a 52 year old male on Buirg Na Ri Walk Balgaddy .
Scene of the Fatal Stabbing of a 52 year old male on Buirg Na Ri Walk Balgaddy .

The man died at the scene.

The area will remain sealed off until the arrival of a pathologist and members of the Garda Technical Bureau.

Investigating gardaí are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident but are appealing for witnesses who may be able to help establish exactly what happened to come forward.

Gardaí wish to appeal to witnesses who may have been in the area at the time of the incident or have information  to contact them at Lucan Garda Station on 01-666 7382 , The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Gardai at the scene
Gardai at the scene
Scene of the Fatal Stabbing of a 52 year old male on Buirg Na Ri Walk Balgaddy .
Scene of the Fatal Stabbing of a 52 year old male on Buirg Na Ri Walk Balgaddy .

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