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Gardaí investigate stabbings in Tullamore and Cork

A man died of apparent stab wounds in Tullamore last night. In an unconnected case, two men were stabbed during a suspected robbery in Cork.

GARDAÍ IN TULLAMORE are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident in a house on Kilbride Street, Tullamore shortly after 7am this morning.

A 30-year-old man was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore suffering from what appears to be stab wounds. He subsequently died a short time later from his injuries.

A second man was also injured but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The scene of the incident has been preserved pending a Garda technical examination.  No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing.

Meanwhile, gardaí in Cork are investigating stabbings in the city. Gardaí at Blackrock Garda station received a call at approximately 2am on 3 April about a robbery ongoing in the St Joseph’s area of the city.

When they arrived at the scene, they discovered a man in his early 40s in the kitchen area with a serious stab wound to his chest.

A second male in his mid 20s, who was also in the kitchen, had wounds to his head. Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

A third male in his late 20s was arrested at the scene and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Bridewell Garda station. He was released at approximately 3pm on 3 April. The investigation is continuing, and a file is to be prepared for the DPP.

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