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Child (3) dies from 'suspected knife wounds' in south Dublin

Riverside apartments, Poddle Park, Kimmage where a tragedy involving a young child happened this evening. Photo: Tony Gavin
Riverside apartments, Poddle Park, Kimmage where a tragedy involving a young child happened this evening. Photo: Tony Gavin

A young child has died after being discovered with suspected knife wounds in Dublin's southside this evening.

The tragic incident occurred at an apartment block in the Kimmage area at approximately 7pm this evening.

Emergency services were called and discovered the child, believed to be a three-year-old boy, with suspected stab wounds.

An adult female (early 40s) was also injured in the incident and has been taken to St. James Hospital where her condition is described as serious.

The discovery was made when Gardaí were called to a house in Poddle Park. The infant was pronounced dead at the scene.

The State Pathologist has been notified and the Garda Technical Bureau bas been requested to examine the scene.  The scene is currently preserved.

The scene at the apartment block remains sealed-off.

Detectives from Crumlin garda station are investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.