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Man in his 30s stabbed to death in north Dublin attack

Gardai preserve the scene at St Josephs Park, Finglas
Gardai preserve the scene at St Josephs Park, Finglas

A man has been stabbed to death in Finglas, north Dublin, overnight.

The incident happened at the St Josephs Park Traveller halting site on Dunsink Lane.

Gardai say that the victim, who did not live at the site, was stabbed once.

The man died at the scene.

The attack took place shortly after 12 midnight.

The victim was a 33-year-old man who is said locally to be a settled traveller living elsewhere in Finglas.

His body remains at the scene this morning.

 A post mortem is expected to take place later today.

An 18-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of this morning.

He is currently detained under Section 4, Criminal Justice Act, at Finglas garda station.

The scene remained sealed off today pending the arrival of the garda technical bureau and a pathologist.

Locals said they did not hear a row or fight but were alerted to the incident when emergency services started arriving at the scene shortly after midnight.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses who were in the area of Dunsink Lane between 11.30pm last night and 12.30am  this morning to contact them at the incident room in Finglas garda station on 01 6667500, the Garda Confidential Line on 1 800 666 111 or any garda station.