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An ambulance leaves the scene of a fatal stabbing in Cloughleigh, Ennis on Tuesday afternoon. Photograph by John Kelly

Man arrested following fatal Cloughleigh stabbing


THE man who died as the result of a stabbing in the Gordon Drive of Cloughleigh this afternoon has still not been named but Gardai say he was in his early thirties.

People in Cloughleigh this evening said that he was from Ennis, although this has not been confirmed by Gardai.

Gardaí were called to a serious assault at around 3pm. The injured man was placed in the ambulance, which is where he passed away. His body was removed to the Mortuary in University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem will take place tomorrow morning, Wednesday, April 15 by the State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster.

The scene is currently preserved and being technically examined at this time.

A man (late 30s) was later arrested and he is currently detained at Ennis Garda Station under Section 4, Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardaí are appealing to any persons who were in the area of Cloughleigh Estate/Gordon Drive, Ennis this afternoon between 2.30p.m. and 3.30p.m. and who can assist them in this investigation, and also to any road users who may have camera footage that would assist Gardaí, they can contact Ennis Garda Station on 065 – 6848100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Owen Ryan

About Owen Ryan

Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.

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