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Gardai arrest man following fatal city-centre stabbing

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The Garda Technical Bureau is scheduled to attend the scene this morning
The Garda Technical Bureau is scheduled to attend the scene this morning

Gardai in Waterford are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred on New Street this morning

At approximately 3.20am Gardai were alerted by a member of the public to a male having been seriously injured on New Street following an altercation with another male.

On arrival at the scene Gardai discovered a 28 year old male had been stabbed.

He was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A 35 year old male was arrested nearby and is currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of The Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Waterford Garda Station.

The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination and the offices of the State Pathologist have been notified.

The Garda Technical Bureau is scheduled to attend the scene this morning.

Gardai wish to appeal to witnesses who may have been in the New Street/ John Street area between 3am and 4am this morning to contact them at the incident room in Waterford Garda Station on 051- 305300, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.