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Two arrests in Gerard Burnett murder investigation

A 20-year-old and a 17-year-old have been taken into custody.

The crime scene on 22 August
The crime scene on 22 August
Image: Laura Hutton / Photocall Ireland

GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have arrested two men in relation to the fatal stabbing of 28-year-old father-of-one Gerard Burnett last August.

A 20-year-old and a 17-year-old have been taken into custody following their arrests this afternoon.

They are being detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Burnett was stabbed multiple times during an altercation outside his house in Mulhuddart on 21 August. A 20-year-old man has already been charged in connection with the murder investigation.

It was understood that the investigation was focussing on three men who called to the victim’s house in Castlecurragh Vale before the incident occurred. The attackers escaped on foot.

The victim’s partner and young son fled the scene.

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