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Victim in yesterday's brutal knife was talented Dublin based DJ

Leo Carolan
Leo Carolan

The victim of yesterday’s vicious butterfly knife attack has been named as 25-year-old Leo Carolan.

Leo studied Antropology at Université Lumière in Lyon before going on to do Creative Music Production at IADT in Dun Laoghaire.

The budding DJ was found at around 3:30pm yesterday in a flat on Dublin’s South Circular Road.

A second man, believed to be a Swiss national, was discovered with severe stab injuries, including a deep laceration to his neck, collapsed on the pavement outside the apartment.

Leo is understood to have been half French and is believed to have DJed in venues across Dublin.

Gardai have now launched a manhunt and are appealing for information on a third man who was seen leaving the house at approximately 3.20pm.

This man, also aged in his 20s is described as 5'6" with a thin build and wearing a dark top which may have been blood-stained.

A source last night revealed that the incident was "not a random attack" and that the individuals are all known to each other.

Basser Clkhodaior (36), who has been living in the area for the past three years, described how he saw the injured man with knife wounds being tended to. "He wasn't talking, he was full of blood," he said. "I didn't know him to see. He wasn't saying anything, there was blood all over the floor.

"He looked very bad, there was blood on his face and on his clothes."

Another man, who was passing through the area when the incident occurred, said: "I saw what I thought was a traffic accident. There were two cars parked parallel to each other. The guy on the street looked to be in his 30s in a white shirt and with dark hair. There was a big red blotch of blood on his mouth.

"He was being tended to by passers-by, he was going to walk off but one person brought him back and got him to sit down."

Two separate crime scenes - the apartment and the footpath where the injured man was discovered - remained sealed off last night while gardai carried out door-to-door inquiries.

Gardaí have spoken to a number of people who were in the apartment block at the time of the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 01-666 9400.