Belfast Telegraph

Fatal Dublin stabbing: six quizzed

Six teenagers, including one girl, are being questioned over the knife murder of 19-year-old David Byrne.

The teenager was chased and stabbed to death in the Inchicore area of south Dublin last Saturday, shortly after he left home in nearby Drimnagh.

Seven teenagers were detained on Tuesday and one boy was released without charge on Wednesday morning.

A Garda spokesman said five teenage boys and a girl remain in custody at various stations in the city.

Those being questioned on suspicion of the attack and withholding information include two 13-year-olds and a 17-year-old chief suspect.

Mr Byrne was stabbed in the back several times in the late-night attack.

It is believed he left his home in the Davitt House complex just after 10pm and was chased by at least four other teenagers across a footbridge over the Grand Canal.

He fled into the Emmet Court complex in Inchicore, where it is suspected one of the gang caught and stabbed him.

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