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Monday 20 November 2017

Six quizzed over teenager's murder

Six teenagers, including one girl, were being questioned today over the knife murder of 19-year-old David Byrne.

The teenager was chased and stabbed to death in the Inchicore area of south Dublin last Saturday, shortly after he left home in nearby Drimnagh.

Seven teenagers were detained yesterday and one boy was released without charge this morning.

A Garda spokesman said five teenage boys and a girl remain in custody at various stations in the city.

Those being questioned on suspicion of the attack and withholding information include two 13-year-olds and a 17-year-old chief suspect.

Mr Byrne was stabbed in the back several times in the late-night attack.

It is believed he left his home in the Davitt House complex in Drimnagh just after 10pm on Saturday and was chased by at least four other teenagers across a footbridge over the Grand Canal.

He fled into the Emmet Court complex in Inchicore, where it is suspected one of the gang caught and stabbed him.

Press Association

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