Gardai in Limerick issue appeal following fatal stabbing

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

Gardai in Limerick issue appeal following fatal stabbing
GARDAI at Henry Street in Limerick have issued an appeal for information following a fatal stabbing that took place in the city in early hours of Sunday morning.

GARDAI at Henry Street in Limerick have issued an appeal for information following a fatal stabbing that took place in the city in early hours of Sunday morning.

A 65 year old man has died following the stabbing incident, which took place in the Mount Kennett apartments, just off the Dock Road.

Gardai at Henry Street were called to an incident shortly after 2am this Sunday morning. When they got there, they found a man who had been stabbed.

He was removed to Limerick University Hospital, where he subsequently died from his injuries at about 8am this morning.

The man, understood to be from Limerick, had lived in the first floor apartment for some time.

A technical examination of the scene was carried out, the State Pathologist notified and house to house enquiries conducted.

A post mortem is currently taking place on the man’s body, with gardai waiting until it is complete to officially call it a murder investigation.

An incident room has been set up at Henry Street and Superintendent Dan Keane said gardai were “up and running” with their enquiries.

“We have made an appeal for witnesses in respect of anyone who was in that area to come forward in confidence and speak to us in Henry Street Garda Station,” he told the Limerick Leader.

“We are appealing for witnesses or anybody who may have information, who may have been in the Mount Kennett Place road, outside or inside the apartments any time between 10pm last night and 2am this morning, to come forward and speak to us in confidence at Henry Street,” he added.

Gardai at Henry Street can be contacted on 061-212400.

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