Fatally stabbed toddler was due to start play-school in September 5 years ago

Fatally stabbed toddler was due to start play-school in September

Gardaí are this evening waiting to interview the mother of a three-year-old found fatally stabbed in Dublin yesterday.

The woman, who is in her 40s and a doctor, is recovering from serious-but-not-life-threatening knife wounds.

Her son was due to start play-school this September, a local confirmed to DublinLive.ie.

RTÉ reports that gardaí are "treating the case as a personal tragedy" and are not looking to speak to anyone else in connection with the tragedy.

The woman was originally from the Middle East and she lived apart from the child's father.

The State broadcaster adds that officers were called to the Riverside Apartments in the Kimmage area of Dublin at around 7pm last night when neighbours became alarmed by noises and "sounds of distress" coming from the one-bed apartment the woman and her toddler son shared.

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The little boy was dead when emergency services arrived.

One neighbour, named as Lorraine Leon, has lived in the area for 26 years. She said in conversation also with DublinLive.ie: "God she was mad about the child. She would have spoke to all the Kimmage Road about what he was doing and his latest tricks, so it's very shocking, totally mind-blowing."

Gardaí have appealed for anyone who was in the area of Poddle Park between 5pm on Sunday and 7pm yesterday to contact them at Crumlin Garda Station on 01-6666200.