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Detectives arrest two men in connection with murder of Christopher Nevin

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Victim: Christopher Nevin Jnr
Victim: Christopher Nevin Jnr

Two males in their early 20s have been arrested in connection with the murder of Christopher Nevin.

Detectives investigating the murder of Nevin (27) arrested the two men in the Navan area of County Meath earlier this evening. 

They are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Navan Garda Station.

Nevin, of the Francis Park halting site in Navan, was rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital on Friday afternoon but passed away 24 hours after he suffered horrific injuries in a savage attack on nearby Tailltean Road.

Sources said he had lost a large amount of blood during the attack and he was suffering a cardiac arrest by the time paramedics arrived on the scene.

Gardai launched an appeal after witnesses said the suspects were seen rushing from the scene in a silver vehicle towards the centre of the town. 

Speaking at the weekend, his wife appealed for those with information to go to the Gardaí and help bring his killers to justice.

“My Christopher was a good man,” a heartbroken Lisa sobbed in the caravan where the couple enjoyed five happy years of marriage.

“Christopher lived for his family. He was a loving husband, we were married five years in January.

“I want people to know that Christopher was a lovely person who always stood by his family. We had lots of plans. We were going to go on holidays in June and were going down to spend Christmas with my mother.

“I spoke to him that morning, but he didn’t ever get to say goodbye because he didn’t have any idea this would ever happen to him. I’m heartbroken. He was too young to go.”

Gardai said further updates regarding the case would be available soon.