Updated: 13.00, Monday, November 20th
A 17-year-old boy is being questioned by Gardaí after a man was stabbed to death in Co. Offaly.
The incident happened at a house just outside Edenderry at around eight o’ clock last night.
The incident is being treated as a domestic, as a 54-year-old man – believed to be Italian – was stabbed multiple times.
It is understood the man’s partner and her two sons were in the house at the time.
Technical officers have been examining the scene this afternoon while the State Pathologist, Prof Marie Cassidy, has carried out a preliminary post-mortem on the body which remains at the scene.
Authorities also removed a dog from the house and have handed the pet over to neighbours to look after for now.
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First Published – 8.30am
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the stabbing and brought to Tullamore Garda Station for questioning where he can be held for up to 24 hours.
Gardai are treating the stabbing as a domestic incident and aren’t looking for anyone else as part of their investigations.
A man in his 50s has been stabbed to death in County Offaly. Emergency services were called to a house on Green Road, Ballyfore, Edenderry on November 19th.
Gardaí were called to the house shortly before 8pm after receiving reports that a man had suffered serious stab wounds. Despite the efforts to revive him, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is alleged there were three other people in the house at the time of the incident, while a juvenile male was arrested in relation to the incident.
The body of the deceased remains at the scene.
The house is sealed off pending the arrival of the State Pathologist this morning, while Garda Technical Bureau are expected to carry out a forensic examination of the area.
Gardaí have revealed the minor is currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Tullamore Garda Station, Co. Offaly as an incident room is being set-up.