Sunday 22 April 2018

Poles held over killing of Romanian

TWO Polish men are being questioned by gardai about the fatal stabbing of a Romanian, who had only arrived in the country last Saturday week, writes Tom Brady

The suspects were arrested in Cavan town on Sunday evening.

Costol Catalin Cretu was stabbed in the chest after two men forced their way into the apartment he was sharing with his partner, Florentine Sicor, at the Connolly Court complex in Connolly Street in the centre of Cavan town.

Gardai believe he was stabbed as part of a row that had erupted between the attackers and a group that had lived previously in the complex.

Mr Cretu, who was in his 40s, arrived in the country with his partner on a ferry from the UK on October 6.

Romanian police said Mr Cretu had no criminal history and had not come to their attention in the past.

Irish Independent

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