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knife attack Two arrested in connection with fatal assault of man (36) in Wicklow released without charge 

Juris Viktorovs died after allegedly being stabbed in the chest

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Gardai at the scene in Ballyconnell where a man was found dead (Brian Lawless/PA)

Gardai at the scene in Ballyconnell where a man was found dead (Brian Lawless/PA)

Gardai at the scene in Ballyconnell where a man was found dead (Brian Lawless/PA)

The two people arrested in connection with the fatal assault of Juris Viktorovs on Thursday February 10th have been released without charge.

Files are being prepared to send to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The Lithuanian national was found stabbed to death at a house in Ballyconnell, Shillelagh, County Wicklow when Gardaí attended the scene.

There were five people in the home at the time of the incident, and a man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s were arrested at the scene.

Emergency services attended the scene but he was pronounced dead in the house and his body remained there overnight pending a preliminary examination.

It is understood that the victim had been staying at the house for only a few short months.

He had previously lived in Tullow, Co Carlow, around 10km away.

Speaking at the scene on Thursday, Chief Superintendent Anthony Pettit said a post mortem was due to be carried out on the victim at Naas Hospital by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster.

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Gardaí in Baltinglass are continuing to appeal to any person who may have information in relation to this incident to contact them.

Any person with any information which may be relevant to the Garda investigation should contact Baltinglass Garda Station on 059 648 2610, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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