Wexford man dies in Australia a week after stabbing

A Wexford man who was stabbed in the neck during a fight in Perth, Australia, a week ago, has died.

Kenny Meyler, aged 21, suffered a stab wound to the neck last Sunday afternoon in the beachside suburb of Scarborough after a scuffle broke out between a number of men.

Detectives from Mirrabooka police station have charged Irish national Vincent Martin Crowe, aged 32, with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He appeared before Perth Magistrates Court last week and has been remanded in custody to appear again next Monday.

It is understood charges may be upgraded, pending autopsy results.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the family, including Mr Meyler’s mother, who flew to Perth last Tuesday.

Before emigrating to Australia two years ago, Kenny boxed with the Wexford CBS Boxing Club.

Club trainer Eddie Bolger spoke of his shock on hearing the news of his death.

“It’s a shock,” he said. “It’s devastating for the family, his friends, and everyone who knew him. I knew him in the club but he was more into the training end than competitive boxing.

“The night before he left for Australia he came down to the club to say goodbye to everyone. He thanked everyone for their courtesy and help during his time in the club.”

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