Man to appear in court charged in connection with fatal stabbing in Longford

Gardaí say the victim was a 31-year-old Polish national

Man to appear in court charged in connection with fatal stabbing in Longford

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A 24-year-old man is due to appear in court tomorrow charged in connection with a fatal stabbing in Longford yesterday. 

The incident happened in the Great Water Street area of the town shortly before midday, when a man was discovered with chest rounds.

He was removed to Mullingar Hospital where he died yesterday afternoon.

The deceased's identity has not yet been released. Gardaí have said he is a 31-year-old Polish national who had been resident in Longford for some time.

CCTV footage is being analysed as part of the investigations.

A 24-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident yesterday, and he is being detained at Longford Garda Station.

He will appear before Mullingar District Court tomorrow morning at 10.30am charged in connection with the stabbing.

Superintendent Jim Delaney earlier today made an appeal for information.

"I would appeal to any persons that were in and around Longford Town Shopping Centre or Rue Noyal Chetillon in and around 12 midday yesterday that observed any altercation between two males who were casually dressed," he said.

Anyone with information can contact Gardaí at Longford on 043-3350570, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or any Garda Station.