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Twin brothers stabbed to death at family home

The house in Charleville where two brothers were stabbed to death

The house in Charleville where two brothers were stabbed to death

 

A MAJOR investigation is underway after two twin brothers were found stabbed to death at their home in Charleville this evening.

The house at Deerpark, on the outskirts of the town, has been cordoned off and the scene of the grim discovery has been preserved.

A spokesperson for the Garda Press Office said the discovery was made shortly before 5pm and that the boys, aged nine, were pronounced dead at the scene. “The bodies remain at the scene and the area has been sealed off for technical examination, diversions are in place. The office of the State Pathologist has been notified and post mortems expected to be carried out tomorrow on the bodies of the two children,” he said.

While gardai are not confirming details of what happened, it is understood the boys suffered a violent death and that the alarm was raised after neighbours contacted gardai.

A large crowd gathered near the house and the main N20 has been closed with diversions in place.

It is understood from local sources the two boys were pupils at Banogue NS.

Gardai in Charleville are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on 022 31450, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

In a related development, the body of a man in his 20s was found in the nearby village of Buttevant this evening. Gardai are investigating the circumstances of the man’s death but foul play is no suspected.

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