Sunday 23 September 2018

Irish dad-of-three dies after stab incident in Sydney

A man is detained by police in Sydney
A man is detained by police in Sydney

An Irishman has died after he was stabbed in the neck at a house in Australia.

Emergency services in Sydney were called to a home in the early hours of Saturday morning following reports of an altercation.

Police discovered a 30-year-old Irishman outside the property with a stab wound to his neck. He was treated by paramedics but he died at the scene.

The victim was from Enniscorthy and local people in the Co Wexford town named him last night as David Walsh, a father-of-three, who emigrated to Australia in recent years.


Police told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper there were three women and a man at the home when a second man arrived at the property, leading to an altercation.

The women were not hurt in the incident while the second man sustained minor injuries.

A 35-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were arrested at the scene and taken to Bankstown Police Station where they were being questioned.

Enniscorthy councillor John O'Rourke said: "The town is numbed by this tragedy. He was a respected young gentleman."

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