Fatal Carlow stabbing 'stemmed from row with younger man known to victim'

Fatal Carlow stabbing 'stemmed from row with younger man known to victim'

A man remains in Garda custody this morning in connection with the death of a man in Carlow town yesterday afternoon.

The 46-year-old was found stabbed to death at a house on Frederick Avenue at around 1.30pm yesterday.

The victim, from Carlow town and who has been named locally, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem on his body is expected to be carried out today.

A man in his 20s was arrested yesterday and is being held at Carlow Garda Station.

Gardaí suspect the fatal stabbing of the father of one stemmed from a row with a younger man known to him.

A forensic examination was also carried out at the house on Frederick Avenue, near the Athy Road, in a bid to determine what occurred and to gather evidence. It was not clear whether a weapon was found.

Local sources said the deceased was well known in Carlow. It is understood he is from the Roncalli area, in the old part of the town.

The deceased’s parents are also well known and, according to sources, well liked.

It is thought the stabbing took place in rented accommodation in what is a large, extended property on Frederick Avenue.

Some sources said the flat may have been at some stage rented by the deceased’s ex-partner, also from the town.

Gardaí are not thought to be looking for anyone else in connection with the stabbing.

Additional reporting by Cormac O'Keeffe, the

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