Tuesday 16 July 2019

Woman (30s) dies in suspected stabbing in Dublin city centre

Gardai outside the Aparto Hotel Bonham St, scene of a fatal stabbing.
Tony Gavin
Gardai outside the Aparto Hotel Bonham St, scene of a fatal stabbing. Tony Gavin
Gardai on duty at the scene of a fatal stabbing at Bridgefoot Street, Ushers Island this morning. Photo: Tony Gavin

Robin Schiller and Ken Foy

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a woman in Dublin city centre in the early hours of this morning are continuing to question a man over the killing.

The victim, who was aged in her 30s, was discovered with serious injuries at an apartment on Bonham Street, near Ushers Quay, at around 3.40am.

Gardai outside the Aparto Hotel Bonham St, scene of a fatal stabbing.
Tony Gavin
Gardai outside the Aparto Hotel Bonham St, scene of a fatal stabbing. Tony Gavin

Emergency services were alerted and she was rushed to the nearby St James’ Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

A man, who is aged in his 30s and believed to be Eastern European, was arrested a short time later and is being held at Kevin Street Garda Station.

He is being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act for questioning.

It is believed the suspect and the victim were known to each other.

Gardai on duty at the scene of a fatal stabbing at Bridgefoot Street, Ushers Island this morning. Photo: Tony Gavin
Gardai on duty at the scene of a fatal stabbing at Bridgefoot Street, Ushers Island this morning. Photo: Tony Gavin

Gardai have sealed-off two separate crime scenes as part of their inquiry. One cordon is in place at an apartment block on Bonham Street, while a second crime scene is sealed-off on nearby Bridgefoot Street.

A number of blue latex gloves with apparent blood stains could be seen on the ground at Bridgefoot Street.

Shortly after 9.30am members of the Garda Technical Bureau arrived to forensically examine the apartment where the fatal stabbing is alleged to have happened.

Gardai are in the process of informing the victim’s next of kin of the tragedy and her identity has not yet been released.

A garda spokesman said that they were “investigating an incident in which a female received a number of injuries in an apartment in Bonham St area of Dublin 8 in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 26th of June 2019 at approximately 03:40am.

“The Female (30s) was taken to St James's Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

A man (30s) was arrested in connection with this incident and is currently detained in Kevin St. Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. Investigations are ongoing.”

The scene remains closed off and a number of traffic diversions are in place.

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