Monday 23 October 2017

Murder probe set to begin after man stabbed to death at home

Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

GARDAI are set to launch a murder probe after an East European man died from stab wounds at a house in Tipperary.

The man, in his early 40s, was discovered with stab injuries at a flat in The Maltings Complex in Roscrea.

The grim discovery was made shortly after 2.30am when the alarm was raised and Roscrea Gardai attended the scene.

The complex features six apartments built around a central courtyard just metres from the town centre.

The complex is particularly popular with foreign nationals working in factories in the north Tipperary area.

Desperate efforts by paramedics and a local GP to assist the man failed and he was pronounced dead at the scene before he could be transferred to hospital.

His body remains at the scene until a preliminary examination is conducted by an official from the State Pathologist's Office.

The remains will then be removed to University Hospital Limerick for a full post mortem examination.

The area was sealed off pending a full examination by experts from the Garda Technical Bureau.

A woman in her mid 40s, who is also an East Europeean national, was arrested at the scene early this morning.

She is currently being questioned at Nenagh Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The woman, who was known to the deceased, can be questioned for an initial period of 12 hours though that can be extended.

Gardai stressed that the name of the deceased will only be released when his family members in East Europe are notified.

The man is understood to have been in Ireland for the past eight years.

However, he was not resident in Roscrea and is understood to have been living and working in Dublin.

Locals expressed shock at the tragedy which occurred in a quiet residential area.

The stabbing occurred in a complex located directly across the road from a sheltered housing complex for the elderly.

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