Thursday 14 December 2017

Brazilian held after dad-of-three is stabbed

Jay Banville
Jay Banville

A Brazilian man will appear in court today following the fatal stabbing of a young father-of-three.

Gardai have also appealed to two women who may have information about the violent death of James (Jay) Banville (28) in Waterford city at the weekend to come forward with information.

The deceased is from Raheen outside Clonroche in Co Wexford. The attack took place at 3.20am on New Street in Waterford on Saturday.

Mr Banville was killed just hours into a "purple flag weekend", an initiative aimed at highlighting the city as a safe and vibrant place to socialise.

He was pronounced dead in University Hospital Waterford shortly after the incident.


A 35-year-old man, who is understood to be a Brazilian national and who lives in Waterford, was arrested near the scene of the crime.

He is expected to appear before Waterford District Court today.

The Mayor of Waterford, Adam Wyse, offered his condolences to the victim's family.

He urged witnesses to the incident to contact the authorities.

"Anyone who could have seen anything or who knows anything about it should contact the gardai and let them know any information," he said.

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