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Victim of Tallaght stabbing named locally as Ademola Giwa as gardaí arrest suspect

Mr Giwa was fatal injured during an alleged assault on Mac Uiliam Road, Tallaght yesterday evening.

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Updated Aug 11th 2021, 4:50 PM

GARDAÍ have arrested a man in relation to the fatal stabbing of Ademola Giwa in Tallaght last night.

Mr Giwa was stabbed in the neck in the Mac Uilliam Road area of the Dublin suburb at around 7.15pm yesterday evening.

Gardaí responded to a call out after reports that the victim (25) and another man had got into a heated argument near the victim’s home.

It’s understood a knife was produced. The victim received stab wounds to the neck, and was rushed to nearby Tallaght Hospital.

Mr Giwa had lost a significant amount of blood at the scene and was declared dead a short time later.

A man in his 50s was also injured after he tried to intervene in the fight. He suffered slash injuries to his face.

Gardaí confirmed this afternoon that they arrested a man, aged in his 20s, in Dundalk, Co. Louth.

He has been taken to Tallaght Garda Station where is detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

A post-mortem of the deceased is scheduled to conclude later this afternoon.

Garda units were drafted in from several districts to attend the scene due to fears of serious unrest following the attack.

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All the resources of a murder investigation have been allocated to local management.

Gardaí are in the process of speaking to everyone who witnessed the attack. It is understood a significant number of people witnessed the incident.

Anyyone who may have witnessed the incident or were in the area between 6.30pm and 7.15pm, or any passing taxis with dash-cam footage, are being asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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