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Murder investigation launched, teen (17) arrested, after fatal stabbing of man in Waterford

Gardaí have launched a murder investigation following the fatal stabbing of a 25-year-old man in Waterford in the early hours of this morning.

Jack Power, from Brownstown in Dunmore East, died from a stab wound to the chest.

Jack Power

A post-mortem was carried out by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis this evening.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the incident as is being detained at Waterford Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardaí and emergency services were called to an incident at Shanakiel in the seaside town at 3.40am where they discovered Mr Power and treated him at the scene.

He was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Waterford where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to contact them.

They are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the Shanakiel area of Dunmore East in the early hours of this morning to come forward and contact the incident room at Waterford garda station on 051-305300 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

The investigation is ongoing.

Shanakiel, Dunmore East. Picture: Mary Browne

- Digital Desk