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Man in grey hoody urged to come forward after fatal stabbing of 61-year-old in Dublin

Anthony Rogers was stabbed to death at his home on Cork Street yesterday afternoon.

Superintendent Patrick McMenamin speaking to reporters at Kevin Street Garda Station earlier today.
Superintendent Patrick McMenamin speaking to reporters at Kevin Street Garda Station earlier today.
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GARDAÍ HAVE TODAY appealed for information about the fatal stabbing of a 61-year-old man in his Dublin home yesterday afternoon.

Anthony Rogers, who was a wheelchair user, was stabbed multiple times at his home at Robinsons Court, Cork Street at about 2.30pm. He was taken to St James’ Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. A murder investigation has now been launched.

Speaking to reporters at Kevin Street Garda Station today, Superintendent Patrick McMenamin said investigators were particularly appealing for one male spotted in the area at the time of the killing to come forward.

He was dressed in a light-coloured grey hoody, a beige baseball cap, navy tracksuit bottoms and white runners.

“He may have had the hood of his hoody up at the time,” the superintendent said. “We’re asking that person to get in contact with us or if anyone knows who that person is.”

He said gardaí were not pointing to this person as a suspect, they are merely interested in “anyone who was in the Cork Street area yesterday”.

The State pathologist is currently conducting a post mortem and McMenamin said the full extent of the 61-year-old man’s injuries will become clear after that.

“We have no firm line, we are not, at this stage in the investigation focusing on any motive or line.”

He said there were people in the area at the time, as it was a Sunday afternoon, and he asked anyone with information to contact gardaí at Kevin Street on 01 666 9400 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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