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Sunday 17 November 2019

Tullamore stabbing: Victim ‘turned knife on himself’ in love dispute

Louise Hogan

Louise Hogan

GARDAI are not looking for anyone else in connection with a fatal stabbing of a Polish man suspected to be linked to a 'love triangle'.

Grzegorz Guzik (30), a Polish national, died in hospital shortly after he was discovered with a stab wound to the upper chest at a rented house on Kilbride Street in Tullamore, Co Offaly.

It is believed Mr Guzik may have turned the knife on himself following a dispute at the house.

Emergency services were at the scene at 7.25am on Thursday shortly after they received a 999 call from the house.

Mr Guzik's wife, Ewa, her three-year-old son and a male friend were in the house when gardai arrived. The second man received a slash wound to the face but was not seriously injured.

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Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis visited the scene of the stabbing on Thursday and later completed a post-mortem on Mr Guzik at the Midlands Regional Hospital.

Mr Guzik is believed to have been visiting Poland and had flown back to Ireland on Wednesday. Gardai were examining if there may have been an argument at the house.

It would appear Ms Guzik had left the house on Wednesday evening and had returned with a male friend on Thursday morning around 6.50am.

Fr Janusz Lugowski will be saying a memorial Mass at 10am on Monday in the Church of the Assumption in Tullamore.

"The community is very upset, the situation is very hard for everyone as we don't understand it, we have to pray," Fr Lugowski said.

Irish Independent

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