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Fatal Stabbing

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after 28-year-old man stabbed in Waterford City this morning

It happened on New Street shortly after 3am. A man has been arrested.

Updated 19.10.

GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Waterford City in the early hours of this morning.

The 28-year-old was found with serious injuries on New Street, near the city centre, at around 3.20am, according to gardaí.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested and is being held at Waterford Garda Station.

“At approximately 3.20am Gardaí were alerted by a member of the public to a male having been seriously injured on New Street following an altercation with another male,” a statement from a Garda spokesman said.

“On arrival at the scene Gardaí discovered a 28-year-old male had been stabbed.

He was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Arrest 

A 35-year-old man was arrested nearby, according to gardaí, and has been taken for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The scene has been sealed off and the Office of the State Pathologist has been notified.

The Garda Technical Bureau is expected to begin a forensic examination of the scene later this morning.

Anyone who may have witnessed what happened, or who was in the New Street/John Street area between 3am and 4am is being asked to contact either:

  • Waterford Garda Station on 051 305 300
  • The Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111
  • Or any Garda Station

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