Tuesday 20 February 2018

Man (52) killed in stabbing 'following a dispute in his home'

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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Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

Gardaí are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in west Dublin.

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.

He managed to escape his home and tried to make his way to his partner's home nearby but collapsed and died.

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

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 19-year-old man was arrested shortly after midnight and is currently detained at Ronanstown Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984. 

The scene of the stabbing remained sealed off by gardai this morning, and a blue and white Garda forensic tent was erected in one of the front gardens of the quiet cul de sac, covering the body.

Neighbours said they did not know what had happened, but reported seeing a lot of Garda cars and an ambulance at the scene after 10.30pm.

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.

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 .
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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