Waterford stab victim (25) named locally

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Waterford stab victim (25) named locally

Waterford stab victim (25) named locally

The victim of this morning's fatal stabbing incident in Dunmore East has been named locally as 25-year-old Jack Power from Brownstown.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following the death, which resulted from Mr Power being the victim of an apparent stab wound at 3.40am this morning, Friday, July 26.

Gardaí and emergency services were called to the incident at Shanakiel, Dunmore East where the 25-year-old man was discovered.

He was removed by Ambulance to University Hospital Waterford where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The scene is currently preserved and the Garda Technical Bureau have been requested by investigators to examine the site.

The local Coroner and Office of the State Pathologist have also been notified. An incident room has been established at Waterford Garda Station.

A man in his teens (17) has been arrested by Gardaí and is currently detained at Waterford Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to contact them. They are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the Shanakiel area of Dunmore East in the early hours of this morning (26/7/2018) to come forward and contact the incident room at Waterford Garda Station on 051-305300 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

The investigation is ongoing.