Fatal Wicklow Stabbing 'Unusual'

An investigation has been launched into the death of a man in County Wicklow who suffered from a suspected stab wound last night.

Gardaí in Arklow are investigating the curious incident in which the man in his mid 40s died at approximately 8.00pm yesterday evening.

During the incident at a shop on Coolgreany Road in Arklow, it is believed the man entered the premises with a knife.

It is understood a woman was working in the shop when a man entered, before he was found over an hour later suffering from a fatal stab wound.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, which is now preserved by Gardaí technical officers.

The man's body remains at the scene and the services of the State Pathologist have been requested.

Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have been in the St Peter's Place area of Coolgraney Road between 7.30pm and 8pm yesterday evening and have any information to contact Arklow Garda Station on 0404-32304 or Wicklow Garda station on 0404-60140.

Gardai are particularly interested in establishing the identity of a man described as being 6'4" wearing a dark jacket that was believed to have been in the area at the time.

Gardai have said they are to provide further information at a press briefing at 11.45pm this morning.


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