Man and woman arrested in connection with fatal stabbing released

A man and a woman who were arrested following a fatal stabbing in Co Wicklow on Thursday have both been released without charge.

Gardaí said files are being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and the investigation continues.

The victim of the stabbing at a house in Ballyconnell, Shillelagh, has been named locally as Juris Viktorovs who was originally from Latvia.

The 36-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene when emergency services attended shortly after 8pm on Thursday, 10 February.

Gardai are asking any person who was in the village of Ballyconnell on Thursday night between 7pm and 8.15pm and who may have camera footage of the area is asked to make this available. Similarly, if any road user was travelling in the area and who may has camera (including dash cam) footage is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

Any person with any information which maybe relevant to the Garda investigation should contact Baltinglass Garda Station on 059 648 2610, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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