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Woman in her 40s arrested over death of toddler in Dublin

The three-year-old boy was found dead of apparent stab wounds on Monday evening.

BABY STABBING 758A5445_90517496 A member of the Garda Forensic Team looks on as the body of the three-year-old boy is placed in an ambulance yesterday morning Eamonn Farrell Eamonn Farrell

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a woman in her early 40s in connection with the death of a three-year-old boy in Dublin on Monday evening.

The toddler died after being found with apparent stab wounds at the Riverside apartment complex in Poddle Park, Kimmage at about 7pm on 10 July.

The woman is being held at Crumlin Garda Station.

The deceased infant is understood to have been of Iranian descent.

Local councillor Ray McHugh described the death as “an absolute tragedy”. He added that residents in the area were in a state of shock and disbelief.

Gardaí previously appealed for anyone who was in the Poddle Park area between 5pm on Sunday and 7pm on Monday to contact them at Crumlin Garda Station on on 01-6666200.

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