Monday 23 September 2019

Man in his 30s dies after stabbing at house in early hours

The scene in Arklow where a man was fatally stabbed last night.
Photo: Colin O'Riordan
The scene in Arklow where a man was fatally stabbed last night. Photo: Colin O'Riordan
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A MAN IN his 30s has died following a suspected stabbing in the early hours of Monday morning.

Gardaí in Arklow Co Wicklow are investigating the death of the man following an incident at house at Meadowvale, Arklow.

It is understood that the dead man was aged 37, while the arrested man is 42. The two men were known to each other. Gardai are probing whether the incident related to a domestic row.

"At approximately 00.30hrs this morning, Monday 6th May 2019 Gardaí attended the scene of an incident in a house at The Crescent, Meadowvale, Arklow where a man in his 30s was discovered with apparent stab wounds," a garda spokesman said.

"He was treated at the scene by emergency services and removed to St. Vincent’s University Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later."

Gardaí have since arrested a man in his 40s in connection with the incident. He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Arklow Garda Station.

The assistance of the Garda Technical Bureau has been requested by investigators and an incident room has been established at Arklow Garda Station.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Arklow Garda Station 0402-26320 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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