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Male teenager presents himself to Gardaí after 18-year-old stabbed to death

The teenager has been named locally as Azzam Raguragui.

The crime scene in Dundrum
The crime scene in Dundrum
Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Updated May 11th 2019, 5:20 PM

A MALE TEENAGER has presented himself to Gardaí this afternoon, and is assisting the investigation into the death of a Dublin teenager last night.

An 18-year-old (gardaí clarified the man’s age this morning) received fatal injuries following the stabbing at Finsbury Park in Dundrum at approximately 8.10pm.

The teenager has been named locally as Azzam Raguragui.

A post-mortem is due to be carried out later today by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan. The scene is currently preserved and Gardaí are still examining the area. 

Investigating Gardaí are now following a definite line of enquiry. Gardaí are currently not considering any racial motive in this investigation.

A Muslim organisation called the Irish Sufi Foundation said it had received the “devastating and heartbreaking” news that Azzam had died last night:

Azzam was a kind, courteous, respectful and cheerful young man who always had a smile on his face. He was bright, talented and ambitious with aspirations to become a successful entrepreneur. Such a tragic loss. A wonderful young life full of potential cut short.

Superintendent Martin McGonnell has requested privacy for the family of the deceased at this time and a Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to the family.

Gardaí say they are continuing to engage with the local community in the area of the incident and the wider community of all parties involved.

It’s understood that a number of people were in the vicinity at the time of the incident. 

Superintendent McGonnell from Dundrum Garda Station, expressed his thanks all the members of the public who have provided information in relation to this investigation and continues to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information to contact Dundrum Garda Station 01-666 5600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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