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Frantic call in murder-suicide case to be aired

A CHILLING new documentary features a desperate 999 call that followed a tragic murder-suicide in Bray.

Laura Mackey can be heard pleading with emergency services to hurry to the scene where Seb Creane was attacked.

The 22-year-old was knifed to death at his home at Cuala Grove during the early hours of August 16, 2009 by Shane Clancy (22).

Clancy also stabbed and injured Seb's girlfriend Jennifer Hannigan and brother Dylan before killing himself.


Clancy, from Dalkey, and Ms Hannigan had been dating for three years but broke up five months before the tragedy.

The TV3 documentary, A Search for Justice – Death in Bray – also shows CCTV from Dunnes Stores in Cornelscourt of Clancy buying the knives he used in the assault.

In the 999 call, Ms Mackey, Dylan's girlfriend, can be heard saying, "Oh Dylan, Dylan, oh my God" and telling the operator that her friend, boyfriend and boyfriend's brother have been stabbed.

"He's going to die if you don't come," she says.

The show, which airs at 9pm on Monday, also has interviews with Ms Hannigan, who told the inquest into Mr Creane's death that he screamed "run, Jen, run" as Clancy appeared at his door with a knife.

Clancy's body was later found in a crouching position in shrubbery in a pool of blood, with the knife beside him.

He had stabbed himself six times in the chest and upper abdomen and died after plunging the blade into his heart.

"I heard Seb screaming and saying, 'What the f*** is that? F*** he has a knife', and with that it was like slow motion and fast forward all at the same time," Jennifer tells TV3.

She describes her former boyfriend as looking like the "Tasmanian Devil" and explains how he kicked and hit her while she was on the floor.


"Then he just stabbed me straight in the back," she says. "The handle broke and then he was gone."

The documentary also features Seb's parents Nuala and Jay Creane and Seb's brother Dylan, as well as Shane Clancy's mother Leonie Fennell.

The programme outlines how he became "increasingly obsessive and distraught" after his split with Jennifer.

"Over four months, things went from bad to worse as Shane struggled to cope," the show says.

"Jen's relationship with Seb sent Shane on a downward spiral.

"When his mother became worried about his behaviour, she insisted he see a doctor who prescribed antidepressants."