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Friday 9 December 2016

Murder probe launched as man is discovered stabbed in head

Gardai have launched a murder probe after a man was found stabbed in the head in Limerick.

The man's body was discovered by gardai at a house on Barrack Hill, near Wolfe Tone Street, shortly after 5.30am.

Gardai were called to the property after receiving a report of a domestic disturbance from the house. It's understood the man died as a result of a drink-fuelled row in which he suffered fatal stab wounds.

According to sources, the man was stabbed in the head during the domestic row. The area has been sealed off for a forensic examination and the State Pathologist's office has been notified.

Questioned

The man is understood to be a Russian or Eastern European national and aged in his late 30s or early 40s.

A man in his 50s has been arrested and is being questioned under Section Four of the Criminal Justice Act at Roxboro Road Garda station.

A second house in the city has been sealed off as gardai investigate possible links that may have led to the man's violent death.

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