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Afghan man charged after fatal stabbing of woman in Limerick

An Afghan man has been charged by the PSNI in relation to an investigation into the fatal stabbing of a woman, Geila Ibram, in Limerick this week.

The victim, who was from Dubruja, in Romania, had only arrived in Ireland in early March, the Independent reports. She died after being stabbed multiple times, it is understood.

Gardaí investigating her murder said that the PSNI in the North has charged a 26-year old Afghan national who was detained by PSNI officers acting on specific information supplied by gardaí in Limerick.

The man was arrested by officers from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch on Thursday evening and taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite in Belfast for questioning.

It is thought that the Gardaí will seek a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) to ensure the man can be brought for questioning into the fatal stabbing which took place Tuesday on the Dock Road in Limerick.

It is believed that the Afghan man was living in the mid-west, but had travelled from Limerick by bus. He was detained in Northern Ireland where he was understood to be planning to Europe from Belfast.

After the stabbing, Gardai released information saying that the suspect had a bandaged hand.

A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana said: “Gardai in Limerick are continuing to investigate the murder of 26 year-old Geila Ibram from Romania.

“Gardai are continuing to liaise with their colleagues in the PSNI at this time.

The said that Ms Ibram’s body had been formally identified by members of the family Friday.

“A formal identification was carried out by family members earlier today, Friday, 7th April 2023, at the Morgue in University Hospital Limerick.

“Investigating Gardai have now completed technical examinations which had been taking place at two separate scenes.

Gardaí have again appealed to anyone with camera footage from the Dock Road and O’Curry Street areas of Limerick city, from 1pm-2pm on Tuesday, April 4, to contact Henry Street garda station on (061) 212 400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.


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