Arrest made following Cloughleigh stabbing

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An arrest has been made following a fatal stabbing in Gordon Drive, Cloughleigh on Tuesday afternoon.

One man was killed following a serious assault on Tuesday afternoon in Ennis, Gardaí were notified of the incident shortly after 3pm.

Later that evening, a man in his late thirties was arrested. He is currently being detained at Ennis Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardaí are continuing an ongoing investigation. The scene surrounding Gordon Drive has been sealed off to allow for a technical examination.

They have appealed to anyone that was in the area of Cloughleigh Estate and Gordon Drive between 2:30pm and 3:30pm that may be able to assist them to come forward. Similarly road users with camera footage have also been identified as individuals that may be able to aid their investigation.

Ennis Garda Station can be contacted on 065 – 6848100 or the Garda Confidential Line can be reached on 1800 666 111.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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