Friday 20 September 2019

Irish man 'stabbed to death' in Morocco apartment, reports

Taghazout bay Morocco
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An Irish man has been stabbed to death at an apartment in a popular Morocco surfing town, according to reports.

Local media is reporting that the citizen was living in Taghazout, north of Agadir.

The circumstances surrounding his  death are not clear at this point.

Local website Le 360 reports that the local Gendarmerie were called to the apartment in the popular surfing town on the morning of May 10.

A local resident reported hearing "powerful cries" coming from the building.

Meanwhile, Yabiladi reports that the victim was discovered with stab injuries. The victim was moved to Hassan II Hospital in Agadir where he later died as a result of his injuries.

The suspect suffered injuries to his face and reports say he was intoxicated. The 40-year-old man was arrested and is currently being interviewed by police.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is aware of the case and stand ready to provide consular assistance if requested.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that the victim was an Irish woman. This has been updated to reflect new information.

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