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Friday 23 February 2018

Three held in Drimnagh stabbing probe

Detectives investigating the murder of 19-year-old David Byrne have arrested three teenagers.

It is understood one is being detained on suspicion of the knife killing in Inchicore, Dublin, and the two others on suspicion of withholding information.

The three - aged 17, 18 and 19 - were detained this morning after the latest round of Garda raids in Dublin 12 in connection with the investigation.

They are being questioned at Garda stations in Dublin's south inner city.

One is being questioned under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act while two are being held under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act.

The arrests bring to 14 the number of people held in relation to the inquiry so far.

Mr Byrne was chased by at least four teenagers and stabbed to death on the night of Saturday March 19, shortly after he left home in nearby Drimnagh.

Press Association

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