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Investigation over death of Gerard Burnett in Mulhuddart continues

No arrests have been made after the 28-year-old man was seriously injured and later died following an altercation outside his house near Blanchardstown in west Dublin.

Castlecurragh Vale (File photo)
Castlecurragh Vale (File photo)
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GARDAÍ ARE CONTINUING to investigate the death of a man in Mulhuddart in west Dublin in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The 28-year-old man, named as Gerald Burnett, was seriously injured in an incident as a result of being stabbed during an altercation just before midnight on Tuesday at Castlecurraghvale in Mulhuddart near Blanchardstown.

He was taken to Connolly Hospital but was pronounced dead at around 1am.

A forensic examination of the scene and a post mortem examination have both been carried out and a murder investigation is now underway.

Gardaí are thought to be looking for three men who called to the victim’s house where the altercation ensued.

A Garda spokesperson said that there was no update to the investigation this morning and that so far no arrests have been made.

Authorities continue to appeal for witnesses to the incident.

They are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Castlecurragh Vale at Mulhuddart between 11.30pm and 12.30am and to contact the station’s incident room on 01 666 7000 or the Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Read: Man dies after attack in Blanchardstown

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