Deadly Bray Stabbing 'Pre-planned'

Gardaí probing double stab deaths in Bray at the weekend have now established that the knife used to kill victim Sebastian Creane was bought by Shane Clancy - also deceased - just an hour before the stabbing.

Officers have been investigating the murder of 22-year-old Mr Creane on Saturday and the discovery of a second body in connection with the case.

On Monday, it was reported that officers investigating the initial fatal stabbing found the second body, also believed to be that of a 22-year-old man.

He was believed to have taken his own life and is also understood to have died as a result of knife wounds.

Reports this morning say Mr Clancy offered to drop Mr Creane home to his house in Bray in the early hours of Sunday morning following a night out in Dalkey.

The 22-year-old Trinity College student then drove to a 24-hour shop and purchased a block of knives before driving back to the house around an hour later.

At this stage, Mr Creane's girlfriend, Jennifer Hannigan, had arrived at the house from a night out with her own friends.

Gardaí say it is unclear if Mr Clancy forced his way into the house or rang the doorbell before stabbing Sebastian Creane to death with one of the knives.

Ms Hannigan was also stabbed in the back during the attack, while Sebastian’s brother Dylan was stabbed eight times.

They both survived and are now recovering in hospital.

It has now been established that Clancy subsequently went to the back garden of the house and stabbed himself in the heart where his body was later found.

Gardaí say they believe the attack was planned and Clancy, who had previously been in a relationship with Ms Hannigan, carried out the stabbings out of jealousy.

See: Two Dead In Bray Stabbing

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