Video footage handed over in Cork student murder probe

Video footage handed over in Cork student murder probe
Garda members taking part in a search of the undergrowth on the cliff face above O’Donovan Rossa, Road, Cork in connection with the death of CIT student Cameron Blair who was stabbed at the Bandon Road, Cork. Picture Dan Linehan

GARDAÍ investigating the killing of Cameron Blair are following several leads after a public appeal led to video footage being handed over and information coming forward.

Speaking to The Echo, a Garda spokesperson said the force had received a great deal of calls from the public in relation to the fatal stabbing of the 20-year-old Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) student on Thursday night.

Cameron, from Ballinascarthy in West Cork, died after being stabbed in the neck during an incident at a house on Bandon Rd in Cork City. A party had been taking place at the house at the time.

The Garda spokesperson said that the investigating team is satisfied with how the investigation is going.

It is understood they are hunting for a number of teenagers linked to the murder of Cameron. However, with regard to reports of a person of interest leaving the country, gardaí were quick to dismiss this as false information.

As of last night, the scene where the stabbing took place remained preserved and gardaí were continuing with house-to-house inquiries along with the harvesting of CCTV footage.

No items of interest were recovered from searches of the undergrowth on a cliff face in the O’Donovan Rossa Rd and Connaught Ave area.

Cameron Blair was the victim of a fatal stabbing last week. Picture Denis Boyle
Cameron Blair was the victim of a fatal stabbing last week. Picture Denis Boyle

Mr Blair, who has been remembered as a popular student at CIT and a promising athlete and rugby player, collapsed on the street shortly after being stabbed.

CIT president, Dr Barry O’Connor, said the young man was a valued member of the institute’s community.

“The entire CIT community is in shock at the untimely death of one of our students, and in such dreadful circumstances,” he said.

The appeal for information and video footage from the scene and the incident remains in place with gardaí anxious to gather as much information as possible to assist their investigation.

Anyone who was in the Bandon Rd area between 8pm and 10pm on Thursday night and who witnessed anything or anyone with dashcam or mobile phone footage is asked to contact Togher Garda Station on 021 494 7120, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

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