UK police arrest Irish man for extradition over Co Cork murder

Conor Quinn (24) died from single stab wound to the chest during 2018 row in Mallow

Gardaí began liaising with their UK counterparts through Interpol and police located the suspect who was living under a false name in Huntingdon. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí began liaising with their UK counterparts through Interpol and police located the suspect who was living under a false name in Huntingdon. Photograph: iStock

 

A man (24) has been arrested by British police on foot of an Irish arrest warrant and is expected to be extradited back to Ireland to be charged with the murderof Conor Quinn.

British police arrested the Corkman in Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire on Thursday morning and brought him before Westminster Magistrates Court where he was remanded in custody to appear again on November 12th.

Details were given in court how gardaí had obtained a European Arrest Warrant for the man after they received directions from the DPP to charge him with the murder of Mr Quinn (24) . Mr Quinn was stabbed to death during a row on Bridge Street in Mallow on July 12th 2018.

Gardaí had identified the suspect early on in their investigation but he fled to the UK. Gardaí began liaising with their UK counterparts through Interpol and police located the suspect who was living under a false name in Huntingdon.

Mr Quinn, a native of Loughrea in Co Galway who had moved to live in Killavullen in North Cork some months earlier, had got out of a car with another man to confront another young man on Bridge St in Mallow at around 8.30pm on July 12th when a row broke out.

The other man produced a knife and stabbed Mr Quinn once in the chest and he then fled the scene of the attack which was witnessed by both Mr Quinn’s friend as well as some other passers-by and captured on CCTV .

Mr Quinn collapsed on the street and a passing ambulance stopped and he was taken to Cork University Hospital but he was pronounced dead shortly on arrival .

It was reported at the time that one line of inquiry which gardai were pursuing was that the incident may have been linked to an earlier row at Cahirmee Horse Fair in nearby Buttevant which had taken place earlier that day.

Mr Quinn’s partner, Stephanie gave birth to a boy just a few days after the killing and she named the baby boy, Conor after her partner. Mr Quinn was also survived by his parents, Paul and Teresa, his brother, Anthony and his sister, Sinead.