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Gardai release details regarding person of interest in Dublin stabbing case

The scene of the stabbing at Robinson's Court, Cork Street, Dublin 8
The scene of the stabbing at Robinson's Court, Cork Street, Dublin 8

GARDAI investigating the stabbing of Tony Rogers have released details of a person wanted in connection with the murder.

Wheelchair-user Mr Rogers (61) was attacked in his home in Robinson’s Court, off Cork Street, in the capital on Sunday before 2.30pm.

Investigating officers yesterday made a renewed plea for anyone with information to come forward.

Garda Supt Patrick McMenamin, speaking at Kevin Street garda station, said there was particular interest in one individual, though he declined to describe the person as a murder suspect.

The individual was wearing a light-grey hoodie, a beige baseball cap, navy tracksuit bottoms and white runners.

"If anyone knows who that person is, if they could contact us here at the incident room of Kevin Street garda station," he said.

He said gardai had "no firm line" on a motive and were keeping an open mind.

It is understood that Mr Rogers may have known his attacker.

His home continued to be sealed off yesterday as the garda Technical Bureau carried out further tests.

Local man Terry Murphy was a good friend of Mr Rogers and described him as funny and friendly. He said Mr Rogers had survived a heart attack just a few weeks ago.

"He was always great craic. You would see him sitting at his door greeting people," he said.

He said Mr Rogers previously worked as a carpenter, enjoyed playing darts and was a big fan of Liverpool FC.

Via Herald