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Tallaght murder Man brutally stabbed to death in Tallaght is named locally as Ademola Giwa

Ademola Giwa is understood to have been brought-up in the locality

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Gardai at the scene this morning

Gardai at the scene this morning

Gardai at the scene this morning

The 25-year-old man who was brutally stabbed to death in Tallaght has been named locally as Ademola Giwa who is understood to have been brought-up in the locality.

Mr Giwa died after being stabbed in the neck at Mac Uilliam Road, close to his home, at 7.15pm yesterday.

He was transferred to Tallaght University Hospital after detectives attempted to give him CPR at the scene but he later passed away from his injuries.

Pals of the murdered man have already set up a ‘Gofundme’ page for his funeral costs with almost €2,000 raised so far.

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Gardaí at the scene in Tallaght bafter the man was brutally attacked

Gardaí at the scene in Tallaght bafter the man was brutally attacked

Gardaí at the scene in Tallaght bafter the man was brutally attacked

 

A massive investigation into the crime is ongoing by Tallaght gardai today and senior sources say that officers are following a definite line of enquiry.

A man in his 40’s who was injured in the same incident is still receiving hospital treatment for his injuries.

A post-mortem on Mr Giwa’s body is due to take place but it is understood that he received a fatal stab wound to the neck.

Gardai believe the stabbing may be linked to an earlier row in the locality yesterday and it is understood that the suspect and the victim were previously known to each other.

There have been no arrests so far in the case and gardai continue to appeal for information.

Commenting on the tragic murder, Fine Fael TD Neale Richmond has repeated his call for the expedition of a community approach to tackling knife crime at source.

Deputy Richmond said: “The death of a young man in Tallaght last night once again shows how knife crime continues to cast a tragic shadow across our streets and our communities, with 999 knives seized by Gardaí so far this year alone.

 “1,057 people have been charged with knife crimes in 2021; this is on top of 2,286 people in 2020.

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 “The statistics show many knives are being seized from younger people. Between 2005-2019, 44% of knife seizures were from those aged between 12-23.

 “I have heard too many stories of parents, teachers and siblings finding a knife in someone’s school bag, under their bed or in their school locker.

 “To tackle this, we need to expedite the plans to tackle knife crime at source. Programmes such as knife amnesties, mentorships, education programmes in schools, youth diversion services and youth training programmes have had huge success in Scotland where they saw homicides reduce by more than half.

Gardai continued to carry out a major examination of the scene which was sealed-off until shortly before lunchtime today.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the fatal assault or were in the area between 6.30pm and 7.15pm on Tuesday evening to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

The gardaí have also appealed for any passing taxis with dash cam footage to contact them.

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