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Man arrested in connection with Clonsilla stabbing

Gardaí investigating the murder of a mother-of-two say they have arrested a man in his 30s.

GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have arrested a man in his 30s in relation to the fatal stabbing of a young woman at Clonsilla yesterday.

He is currently being detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station under the provisions of section four of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The arrest comes after a major search for two vehicles across west Dublin today.

Gardaí say they are no longer looking for a red Renault Mégane or white Ford Focus and thanked the public for its assistance.

The victim, a 25-year-old mother-of-two, was attacked at a house in Allendale Glen at about 8.30pm Friday. A 33-year-old relative, understood to be her brother, was also injured in the assault.

Gardaí found the man with stab wounds in the property after being alerted to the incident but the woman had already been brought to the entrance of the Emergency Department of James Connolly Memorial Hospital. She died there later from her injuries.

The man remains in hospital but his condition has been described as not life-threatening.

Scenes at Allendale Glen and James Connolloy Memorial Hospital have been preserved for technical examination and a post mortem is taking place.

Gardaí are appealing for any persons who were in the area of Allendale Glen from 8pm to 9pm and who may have witnessed the assault to come forward.

They are also appealing for information from anyone who may have seen the white Ford Focus hatchback at the entrance to the A&E Department where the woman was dropped off. Any medical staff, patients or visitors to the hospital at that time may have witnessed this.

The car, bearing the partial registration number 08 D 22 is missing the rear drivers hub cap.

Gardaí are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the incident room in Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01 6667032, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

More: UPDATED: Woman stabbed to death in Clonsilla>

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