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15th Jul 2023

Mother of young child dies after stabbing at house in Cork

The woman was found at a house in Cork on Friday night.

Gardaí in Cork are investigating the murder of a woman in her 30s. The woman’s body was found at a house in Cardinal Court in Wilton, Cork City on July 14th.

The victim is a mum to a young child, but they were not at home at the time of the incident. The child is being cared for following the harrowing incident.

Emergency services rushed to the house shortly after 10 pm on Friday night. According to Gardaí, the woman suffered a stab wound, but paramedics were unable to save her.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man, aged in his early 40s, has been arrested. He is currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at a Garda station in Cork City centre.

A Garda spokesperson issued a statement following the tragedy.

“Gardaí in Cork are investigating a fatal assault in relation to the discovery of the body of a woman at a residence in ‎Wilton, Cork on the night of Friday 14th July 2023 at approximately 10.10 p.m.

“Gardaí and emergency services attended the residence where the woman, (aged in her late 30s) was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The woman’s body remains at the scene ahead of a technical examination, which is set to take place today, July 15th.

“The State Pathologist has been notified and a post-mortem will be conducted in due course.”

A Family Liason Officer is supporting the victim’s family during this heartbreaking time.