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Man charged over stabbing of Kenny Meyler in Perth also Irish

21-year-old Kenny Meyler died at the weekend of the injuries he sustained during the attack.

Perth Police Station
Perth Police Station
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THE MAN CHARGED in connection with the stabbing of Irishman Kenny Meyler in the western Australian city of Perth last weekend is also Irish, the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed this morning.

21-year-old Meyler from Wexford died at the weekend following the attack in which he was stabbed in the neck with a large carving knife at a property in Helmsley Street, Perth.

Yesterday a spokesperson for the department told TheJournal.ie that a number of family members are heading to Perth and the department is offering consular assistance to them.

The department said it would not be releasing any other details about the 32-year-old man charged in connection with the incident. He was remanded to appear again before the court later this month.

Related: Irishman dies following stabbing in Australia>

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