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Man killed in Cloughleigh stabbing

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A man has been killed following a stabbing in Ennis.

Fatal injuries were sustained by a man in his thirties following a stabbing in Cloughleigh on Tuesday afternoon.

At around 3pm Gardaí were called to a serious assault that occurred between two men, one man was seriously injured and died at the scene.

He was then placed in an ambulance and taken to the Mortuary in University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem will take place tomorrow morning (Wednesday) by the State Pathologist Dr. Margaret Bolster.

Gordon Drive is currently preserved and is being technically examined.

A man in his late thirties was later arrested and is currently detained at Ennis Garda Station under Section 4, Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardaí are appealing to any persons who were in the area of Cloughleigh Estate/Gordon Drive, Ennis this afternoon between 2.30p.m. and 3.30p.m. and who can assist them in this investigation, and also to any road users who may have camera footage that would assist Gardaí, they can contact Ennis Garda Station on 065 – 6848100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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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