Netizen 24 IRL: Man still being questioned over fatal Kerry stabbing

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Man still being questioned over fatal Kerry stabbing

Gardaí have extended the period of detention for a man they are questioning in connection with a fatal stabbing in Cahersiveen in Co Kerry earlier today.

The man who died following a row has been named locally as 33-year-old Robert Elston, from Lisselton in north Kerry.

Gardaí and the emergency services were called to Fertha Drive, a small housing estate in the tourist town of Cahersiveen, just after 4.30am this morning following reports of an altercation.

They found a 33-year-old man critically injured with stab wounds. He was pronounced dead as he was being brought by ambulance to hospital in Tralee.

Originally from Croagh, Lisselton, he had become a regular visitor to Fertha Drive in recent months.

A 20-year-old local man was arrested nearby shortly afterwards and is still being questioned by gardaí at Killarney Garda Station.

Both men are known to gardaí .

Four crime scenes were cordoned off for forensic examination as well as access to a rear laneway running behind a number of them.

It is understood a knife was recovered from the back garden of one of the houses, and this afternoon a hatchback Toyota Corolla car was removed for forensic examination.

One line of inquiry being followed by gardaí is that a row broke out between two men following an incident involving a car, which spilled out onto the road and ended with Mr Elston being fatally stabbed.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information to contact Cahersiveen Garda Station on 066-9473600 , the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

Additional reporting Paschal Sheehy

Source: Google News

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