Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Gardai appeal over man's murder

Gardai have arrested a man over a fatal stabbing in Waterford.

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Co Waterford have appealed for witnesses.

Michael O'Dwyer, 25, from Kilkenny, was stabbed to death at Seafield Holiday Homes in Tramore on Thursday night.

Gardai are continuing to question a 32-year-old man they arrested in connection with the killing, but have appealed for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the complex to come forward.

Mr O'Dwyer was found outside a house with serious injuries at around 11.30pm. A senior Garda source said he was in "a pretty bad way".

Medics tried to treat him at the scene before taking him by ambulance to Waterford Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 1.30am.

State pathologist professor Marie Cassidy is carrying out a post-mortem examination, while gardai said a family liaison officer had been appointed.

The man being questioned by gardai was arrested near the scene at about 11.40pm.

It is understood he and the victim knew each other and had been together earlier that day.

The man is being held at Tramore Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

"Investigating Gardai are appealing for witnesses and in particular anyone who may have seen, heard or witnessed any suspicious or unusual activity in the Seafield Holiday Homes complex between 10 pm and 12 midnight on the 9th of January to contact them," gardai said in a statement.

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