Irishman arrested and charged with knife murder in the UK

Charged: Paul 'Irish' Crosbie
Charged: Paul 'Irish' Crosbie

An Irishman has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of a man two weeks ago in the UK.

Paul ‘Irish’ Crosbie, 26, was being hunted by police in connection with the knife murder of Emille ‘Millz’ Stapleton (20, pictured below) in St Albans, Hertfordshire, on October 24.

The 26-year-old, who is originally from Leighlinstown in Carlow, appeared before Hatfield Remand Court yesterday morning where he was remanded in custody. 

Crosbie, of no fixed address, was one of 11 people arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of Mr Stapleton on the London Road.

He was arrested in the aftermath of the murder but had been bailed pending further investigation. 

On Monday, police rearrested him after receiving information from a member of the public. 

Crosbie, known by his nickname 'Irish', was recognised by members of the public after police issued a photo-fit. 

They said tensions have been running high in the area and a number of incidents of disorder have been attributed to the murder.

More than 30 men were involved in a riot at a fast-foot take-away on Tuesday last week. 

Eyewitnesses said the brawl was in relation to the fatal stabbing of the 20-year-old. 

Mr Stapleton's family said they were supporting the police investigation and have asked people "to please remain calm".