A man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in his 30s in Longford town.

The man was discovered in the Great Water Street area at around 11.50am with wounds to his chest.

It is understood the injured man went into Longford shopping centre after he was stabbed. An area in the centre has been sealed off.

He was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar where he was later pronounced dead.

CCTV footage will be examined as part of the investigation.

The 24-year-old man who was arrested is being detained at Longford Garda Station.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone who was in the Great Water Street/Rue Noyal Chatillion Street or the area of the shopping centre between 11.30am and 12pm to contact Longford Garda Station on 043-3350570, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any garda station.

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