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Man being questioned after body discovered in Co Kildare

Gardaí are continuing to question a 40-year-old man in connection with the murder of another man in Kilcock, Co Kildare yesterday afternoon.

The victim, aged in his 50s, died violently at an apartment on School Street in the village.

He was attacked and stabbed to death sometime between 3pm and 4pm yesterday afternoon.

The post mortem on the body of the 50-year old man is yet to be carried out but gardaí say they are treating his death as a murder

The 40-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is still being detained today in a Garda station in Co Kildare.

The suspect can be questioned for up to 24 hours before he must be either charged or released.

Both the victim and the man in custody are originally from Leixlip.

The scene remains sealed off for a forensic examination which will continue today.

Members of the Kildare County Fire Service attended the scene

Gardaí say they are following a definite line of inquiry and are not looking for anyone else at present.

An incident room has been established at Leixlip Garda station and a senior investigating officer and family liaison officer have been appointed.

Gardaí are seeking to establish a motive for the fatal stabbing and have issued an appeal to anyone with information to contact them.

Garda detectives specifically want to speak to road users who were in the School Street area between 3pm and 4pm yesterday afternoon. They are also seeking anyone that may have dash cam or mobile phone footage to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leixlip Garda Station on 01 6667800, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.


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