Teenager arrested after man stabbed to death near Edenderry

A 999 call was made on Sunday evening

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly



Teenager arrested after man stabbed to death near Edenderry

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A juvenile male has been arrested and is being questioned by gardai after a stabbing incident in Offaly on Sunday.

At 7.48pm on November 19, Gardai were called to a house on the Green Road, Ballyfore, Edenderry, Co Offaly following reports of a man with serious stab wounds.

Despite the efforts of the medical personnel the man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene where a number of distressed people were present.

It's understood the young man in custody is related to the victim. 

A juvenile male was arrested in relation to the incident and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Tullamore Garda Station. 

The house is currently sealed off pending the arrival of the State Pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau who will carry out a forensic examination of the area.

The body of the dead man remains at the scene.

An incident room has been set up at Tullamore Garda Station.