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Two Arrested Over Fatal Stabbing In Wicklow.

Gardaí are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the fatal assault of a male that occurred at a house in Ballyconnell, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow yesterday evening.

Gardaí are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the fatal assault of a male that occurred at a house in Ballyconnell, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow yesterday evening, Thursday 10th February 2022. Gardaí attended the scene of the incident at approximately 8.15pm.

A male, aged in his 30s, was located deceased inside the property with fatal injuries. His body remains at the scene. The scene is currently preserved and a technical examination will be carried out by the Garda Technical Bureau. The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified and a post-mortem will be conducted later today. A female (aged in her 20s) and a male (aged in his 30s) were arrested at the scene.

They are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Bray Garda Station and Baltinglass Garda Station, respectively. Gardaí in Baltinglass are appealing to any person who may have information in relation to this incident to contact them. Anyone who was in the village of Ballyconnell yesterday or any person who noticed any unusual activity in Ballyconnell yesterday evening is asked to contact investigating Gardaí. 

Any person who was in the village of Ballyconnell last night between 7pm and 8.15pm and who may have camera footage of the area is asked to make this available. Similarly, if any road user was travelling in the area and who may has camera (including dash cam) footage is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí. 

Any person with any information which maybe relevant to the Garda investigation should contact Baltinglass Garda Station on 059 648 2610, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station. Investigations are ongoing.

The man's body has been taken to Naas General Hospital where a post mortem examination is due to take place.

It's understood Gardai are conducting door to door enquires in the neighbourhood.

Local Councillor Avril Cronin says the community is shocked by the news.

 

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