Man held over fatal knife attack
A man in his early 20s man is being questioned about a fatal stabbing in west Dublin.
The attack happened in Fortlawn Avenue, Blanchardstown, shortly after 1.30am,
The victim, a man in his early 20s, was taken to Connolly Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
One man was arrested close to the scene and is being questioned at Blanchardstown Garda station under Section 4 of Criminal Justice Act 1984. He can be questioned for 24 hours under this legislation.
Gardai have appealed for witnesses to come forward. The scene has been examined by the Garda forensic unit.
Paul Donnelly, Dublin West Sinn Féin representative said the stabbing was a senseless crime.
“Sadly, knife crime is becoming more and more prevalent in our society,” he said.
“This morning’s attack in nearby Fortlawn is a brutal and senseless act. I want to make a strong appeal to anybody who may have any information on this crime to please contact the gardaí in Blanchardstown immediately.
“I also want to appeal to young people to please desist from carrying knives.”