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Woman (40s) arrested after discovery of body of man with gruesome injuries in Foxrock 'was known to victim'

A WOMAN in her 40s has been arrested after the body of a man was discovered at a house in south Dublin overnight.

Gardai are expected to launch a murder investigation later today, as investigations into the man’s death at a house in Foxrock continues.

It is understood that the man – believed to be a foreign national in his late 20s – was found with particularly gruesome injuries.

Initial indications are that the savage assault took place at a house in Tudor Lawns, Foxrock at approximately 11:30pm on Thursday night.

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The man’s body remained at the scene overnight until it was removed at 1.20pm today. It is understood the man was stabbed to death, but a post mortem will establish the exact cause of death. Deputy State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan attended the scene at lunchtime today.

Assistant Garda Commissioner Pat Leahy was also seen talking to investigating gardai at the scene this morning.

“This was a terrible scene, this investigation is very likely to be upgraded to murder,” a source told

It is understood a number of people were in the house at the time of the incident and gardai are in the process of interviewing them today. Neighbours say there was a party in the house, and it’s understood gardai attended the house at 3.30pm yesterday.

The woman who was arrested by investigating gardai was known to the dead man.

She is currently being detained at Dun Laoghaire Gardai Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Shocked neighbours told that a number of young men lived in the house, which they believe to be rented.

It is believed that one of the men was Irish, while the other residents were of mixed nationality.

This morning, the entrance to the front of the house was sealed off, as officers from the Garda Technical Bureau began their examinations just before 11am this morning.

The house in question only had a blue racer bicycle outside, leaned against the wall and a security light still on from the night before.

One elderly neighbour said she woke up around midnight, shortly after the attack was alleged to have happened.

“I saw a number of Garda cars outside but I didn’t know what had happened until this morning and my phone has not stopped with friends calling to see I’m okay.

“This is a lovely area – many of us know each other for years and years but that house, we didn’t know those people at all.

“They weren’t really members of the community.  It’s terrible to know a man has died here.  We just don’t want something like this to happen in our neighbourhood.

“It’s not the type of place for trouble at all. It’s quite and peaceful, safe.

“Everyone is shocked, upset.”

Another neighbour said: “I woke up in the night, I didn’t check the time but banging of doors woke me.

“But there really was no other noise.  I didn’t think anything of that, so I fell back to sleep and I was completely shocked when I watched the news this morning.”

A woman said she was sickened by news of the attack.

“I feel sick, I literally feel sick.  This doesn’t happen in Foxrock.”

Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything unusual in the vicinity late last night, 1st November, to contact Cabinteely Garda Station on 01 – 6665400, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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