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Knife found close to where teenager Reece Cullen was stabbed to death

The funeral of the teenager is taking place today.

GARDAÍ HAVE RECOVERED a knife close to where teenager Reece Cullen was stabbed to death last Thursday.

The 16-year-old was murdered in a house in Kilclare Crescent in the Jobstown area at around 3pm.

The knife was recovered during searches as part of the investigation and has been sent for a technical examination.

Gardaí are investigating if it was the murder weapon but it’s too early to say at this stage.

It’s believed Cullen was stabbed in the chest following a dispute at the house. He had lost his mother to suicide in September and was finding it difficult to cope, according to locals.

A teenage boy was arrested by gardaí in the aftermath of the stabbing. He has been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the DPP. He presented himself to Tallaght garda station and was in the company of his mother at the time.

Over €1,000 has been donated to cover the cost of Cullen’s funeral following an online appeal. The funeral of the teenager is taking place today and he is to be buried at  Kilmashogue Cemetery in Rathfarnham.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information about the incident to contact Tallaght garda station on 01 666 6000, the garda confidential line at 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

Read: Community collects enough money to carry the cost of Reece Cullen’s funeral>

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