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23-year-old man arrested over fatal stabbing of Dun Laoghaire student

25-year-old Leo Carolan was stabbed on Dublin’s South Circular Road this week.

Blood stained items on the pavement outside the house.
Blood stained items on the pavement outside the house.
Image: Eamonn Farrell

A MAN HAS been arrested by gardaí investigating the death of 25-year-old student Leo Carolan, who was stabbed on Dublin’s South Circular Road this week.

The body of the Dun Laoghaire man was discovered after gardaí searched a flat on the road close to the junction with Bloomfield Avenue in Dublin 8 on Tuesday.

Gardaí confirmed that a man aged 23 was arrested in Dublin city yesterday afternoon.

He’s being held at Kevin Street Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Gardaí were alerted to the scene by members of the public on Tuesday when another man was found on the street outside the flat with a number of injuries.

Later on Tuesday, they also issued an appeal for a third man seen leaving the house.

Leo Carolan was a student at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.

The investigation is ongoing.

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