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Tralee stabbing: Man released without charge as victim named locally

Joe Brosnan was discovered with critical stab injuries at the Abbey Court apartment complex in Tralee town centre
Scene of stabbing in Tralee (Photo: Dominick Walshe)

Scene of stabbing in Tralee (Photo: Dominick Walshe)

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

One of two men man arrested after a man in his 50s died following a stabbing in Tralee, Co. Kerry, has been released without charge.

The man in his 30s was arrested alongside a second man who remains in Garda custody.

Gardai said a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions while investigations are ongoing.

The victim, who has been named locally as Joe Brosnan, was discovered with critical stab injuries at the Abbey Court apartment complex in Tralee town centre shortly after 7pm on Sunday evening.

Scene of stabbing in Tralee (Photo: Dominick Walshe)

Scene of stabbing in Tralee (Photo: Dominick Walshe)

When the alarm was raised, gardaí and paramedics raced to the scene where a middle-aged man was found unresponsive.

Tragically, paramedics were unable to stabilise his condition and he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Initial indications are that the man suffered at least one stab wound.

Gardaí immediately sealed off the scene to allow for a full forensic and technical examination.

Officers also commenced door-to-door inquiries to determine if anyone heard or saw anything suspicious on Sunday afternoon.

Gardaí are also examining CCTV security camera footage from homes and business premises in the area in a bid to determine the last known movements of the deceased.

Drivers whose vehicles are equipped with dash-cameras and who were in Tralee town centre on Sunday are also asked to contact gardaí to assist their inquiries.

They are particularly appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of the Abbey Court apartments and Denny Lane, Denny Street areas between 6.30pm and 7pm this evening to come forward.

An incident room has been set up at Tralee garda station.


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