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Saturday 7 December 2019

Two suspects in custody after one man found dead and a second injured

Gints Intembergs, 41, from Latvia who died in a house at Graigowen estate on the outskirts of Tullow, Co Carlow
Gints Intembergs, 41, from Latvia who died in a house at Graigowen estate on the outskirts of Tullow, Co Carlow

Conor Feehan and Geraldine Gittens

Two suspects remain in Garda custody after one man was found dead in a house.

A second man was also hospitalised after gardai were called to an address in Tullow, Co Carlow.

The dead man has been identified as 41-year-old Latvian, Gints Intembergs, who had been living in the house at Graigowen estate on the outskirts of Tullow.

A post mortem was being held tonight to determine the cause of death.

The two arrested men are both detained at Carlow Garda Station under the Provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The incident happened in the Graigueowen estate on the Carlow Road, about half a mile from Tullow town.

The discovery was made shortly after 9am on Tuesday, but the attack happened late on Monday night.

Gardai sealed off the scene at the housing estate which is believed to be home to a large population of foreign nationals, mainly from Eastern Europe.

It is understood the house where the incident happened is rented out.

Gardai in Tullow confirmed they are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a man in his early 30s in the house at Graigeowen .

The second man was found at the house with serious injuries, and has been removed to St. Luke's General Hospital in Kilkenny where he is fighting for his life.

The Technical Bureau from Garda Headquarters are still at scene.

There was no indication this morning how the victim met his death.

A post mortem is due to begin this evening at the Mortuary in Waterford hospital and will be carried out by Professor Marie Cassidy of the State Pathologist Office.

An incident room has been established at Carlow Garda station.

Some reports locally suggested he may have been stabbed but this could not be confirmed officially.

Gardai are appealing for any residents of, or visitors to, Graigowen, Gortnahowen or Slaney View Drive, housing estates in Carlow who may have heard or seen anything  between 6pm yesterday and 9am today to contact them.

Irish Independent

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