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Irish woman 'stabbed to death' in Morocco apartment - 'powerful cries' heard coming from building


Taghazout bay Morocco

Taghazout bay Morocco

Taghazout bay Morocco

An Irish woman has been stabbed to death at an apartment in a popular Morocco surfing town, according to reports.

Moroccan media is reporting that the vicitm is a woman who was living in Taghazout, north of Agadir.

The circumstances surrounding her death are not yet clear. Local website Le 360 reports that the local Gendarmerie were called to the apartment in the popular surfing town on the morning of May 10.

A local resident reported hearing "powerful cries" coming from the building.

Yabiladi reports that the Irish woman was discovered with stab injuries. The victim was moved to Hassan II Hospital in Agadir where she died as a result of her injuries.

The suspect suffered injuries to his face and reports say he was intoxicated. The 40-year-old man was arrested and is currently being interviewed by police.

The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs said it is aware of the case of and stand ready to provide consular assistance if requested.

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