The Offaly Express understands that a man has been arrested after a fatal stabbing incident in rural Co. Offaly on Sunday evening.
Emergency services were called to a house in the Ballyfore area of North Co. Offaly, not far from the town of Edenderry at around 7.50pm on Sunday, November 19.
Gardai called for ambulance assistance after responding to the scene but sources have informed the Offaly Express that the 56-year-old victim was later pronounced dead.
We understand that a juvenile male has been taken into Garda custody in relation to the incident and that the scene is preserved pending forensic investigation.
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