17/12/2007

Murder Investigation Launched Following Dublin Stabbing

Gardaí in Dublin have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in the city at the weekend.

The body of Michael Hughes, from Banagher in Co. Offaly was found at an apartment complex in the Mount Argus area of Harold's Cross around 6.30am on Saturday.

A post-mortem revealed that he had died from multiple stab wounds.

A 24-year-old man was arrested near the scene and is currently being treated in hospital after reportedly becoming ill during questioning. It was reported on Monday that the man had been refused admission to the psychiatric unit at St. James's Hospital on two separate occasions last week and also refused admission to the same unit at St Vincent's Hospital.

The Health Service Executive would not confirm the reports, but said that they were trying to establish the facts of the case.

(KMcA)


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