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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C
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Man still in custody following fatal stabbing of 27-year-old overnight at house in Co Cork

Another man (75) is in serious condition in hospital.

A MAN REMAINS in Garda custody in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 27-year-old man in the early hours of the morning at a house in Carrigaline, Co Cork.

A third man, aged in his 70s, is in hospital with serious stab wounds but his injuries have been described as non-life threatening by gardaí. 

Gardaí arrested a 42-year-old man following the incident and he has been detained at Gurranabraher Garda Station in the northside of Cork city under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The 27-year-old man died after sustaining an apparent stab wound to his chest at a property in the Seaview Avenue of the town.

The emergency services were called at about 3.30am and efforts were made to assist the man. However, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The property was sealed off and a forensic examination is being carried out by officers from the Garda Technical Bureau.

The deceased man’s body was removed to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem examination was carried out, the results of which are not being released for operational reasons.

The 75-year-old injured in the incident sustained non life-threatening wounds and gardai hope to interview him later today. He is being treated at CUH.  

Gardaí will conduct door-to-door inquiries in the area in a bid to establish the last known movements of the deceased.

They are appealing to members of the public who may have noticed suspicious activity in the hours leading up to the death to contact them.

Gardaí will also seek access to area CCTV security camera footage as they continue their investigation.

Anyone with information on the case should contact gardai in Togher on 021 4947120, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

With reporting by Eoghan Dalton

Olivia Kelleher