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knife crime Man (42) arrested after 27-year-old dies from stab wounds at a house in Cork

A 75-year-old man is also in a serious condition in hospital following the incident

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Garda sign. Stock image.

A man (42) has been arrested after a 27-year-old man was stabbed to death in an attack at a home in Co Cork.

Gardaí and emergency services rushed to the home but the man died at the scene.

A 75-year-old man is also in a serious condition in hospital following the incident at a house in Carrigaline at around 3.30am on Saturday morning.

His body remains there and the scene is currently being preserved.

The man who was arrested remains in custody in Gurranabraher Garda Station.

A full forensic examination will be conducted later today by experts from the Garda Technical Bureau.

Gardaí have requested the assistance of the State Pathologist and a full post mortem examination will be conducted later today at Cork University Hospital (CUH).

A garda spokesman has appealed for witnesses to contact them.

He said: "At approximately 3.30a.m. this morning Gardaí were called to the scene of a serious assault in Sea View Avenue, Carrigaline where a man (27 years) was discovered with serious stab wounds. The body remains at the scene and the scene is currently preserved. The State Pathologist has been notified.

"Gardaí were advised that a second man (75 years) attended Cork University Hospital with serious stab wounds and remains in a serious condition and is being treated at Cork University Hospital.

"A 42 year old man has since been arrested and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Gurranabraher Garda Station.

"Gardaí are appealing to any persons who where in the areas of Carragaline and Passage West in the early hours of this morning, who may have noticed any activity which caught their attention or can assist Gardaí to contact them at Togher Garda station on 021 4947120, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. "

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