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Appeal for witnesses after teenager stabbed to death

A teenager has been stabbed to death, gardai said.

The incident happened at Kilclare Crescent in Jobstown, near Tallaght, south Dublin, at around 3pm on Thursday.

The victim, described as a male youth in his teens, was taken to nearby Tallaght Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The scene of the stabbing has been sealed off for a technical examination by Garda forensic experts.

A Garda spokesman said: "No arrests have been made at this time, investigations are ongoing."

Gardai have appealed for witnesses.

John Lahart, a TD for the area, said the stabbing was distressing and shocking for the whole community.

"While the exact circumstances of this afternoon's incident are unclear, this is a deeply frightening incident to have occurred for all in the locality, in particular the parents of young teenagers," he said.

"Irrespective of any details, a young boy has very tragically lost his life and a family has been left shattered."

He added: "I urge anyone who has information, or who may have seen anything suspicious, to alert the gardai as soon as possible."

Gardai said the victim was aged either 16 or 17 years.

It is understood the stabbing took place within a house on Kilclare Crescent.

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