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IrelandDistraught pal describes Azzam Raguragui's final minutes after senseless Dundrum stabbing

07:35  14 may  2019
07:35  14 may  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

Pals pay tribute to popular teen who was stabbed to death in south Dublin park

Pals pay tribute to popular teen who was stabbed to death in south Dublin park The popular teen was attacked in broad daylight while walking through a park near his Dundrum home

Azzam Raguragui (18) stabbed to death in Finsbury Park, south Dublin last Friday. Gardaí investigating the fatal stabbing of Azzam Raguragui (18) in a south Dublin park were following a definite line of inquiry and believe they know who inflicted the fatal wound.

Azzam Raguragui was stabbed in Finsbury Park in Dundrum just after 8pm on Friday 10 May. The family of a teenager who was fatally stabbed in south Dublin on Friday evening have said they have faith in the Irish justice system to hold the perpetrators to account.

Distraught pal describes Azzam Raguragui's final minutes after senseless Dundrum stabbing © Collins/Garda Press Azzam Raguragui

A distraught pal of Azzam Raguragui told him "you're gonna make it" as he lay dying on the ground following the horror Dundrum attack.

Detectives are following a definite line of enquiry after the 18-year-old was tragically stabbed to death during a confrontation as he walked home from evening prayer.

The Morocco-Irish teen's friends desperately tried to help him as he lay bleeding with one pal recounting the horror incident at a special service in Sufi Mosque on Talbot St.

A video shared online shows a room full of tears as a pal recounts his final moments paying tribute to the "warrior".

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Azzam Raguragui (18) stabbed to death in Finsbury Park, south Dublin last Friday. about 7 hours ago Updated: less than a minute ago. Gardaí search an area close to the scene of the fatal stabbing in Finsbury Park, Dundrum , Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins.

A teenager is assisting gardaí with their inquiries following a fatal stabbing in Dublin. He presented himself at a garda station in south Dublin on Saturday afternoon. It follows an incident in Finsbury Park in Dundrum shorty after 8pm last night in which an 18-year-old man died.

Distraught pal describes Azzam Raguragui's final minutes after senseless Dundrum stabbing © Garda Press Azzam Raguragui

He says: "I know if it was me, Azzam would have had my back. But I couldn't do much. "While he was lying on the ground everyone around him was telling him 'you're gonna make it, you're gonna make it.'

"I could see his eyes rolling back, and he said 'I'm going to die'.

"Since then I got the news and I realise that Azzam. The only thing I fully remembered about him was that he was a warrior."

Azzam had been fasting for Ramadan, and one of his heartbreaking final messages sent to friends was shared online.

Distraught pal describes Azzam Raguragui's final minutes after senseless Dundrum stabbing © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Azzam 'Azzi' Raguragui

In the audio file he says: "Oh Allah I'm trusting you and fasting for the sake of you and I believe in you." The tragic teen's family today released a statement through gardai thanking the community for their support.

Heartbroken dad of Dublin stab victim Azzam Raguragui pays tribute to tragic son

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Azzam Raguragui , 18, died from his injuries after being attacked on his way home from a Dublin A teenager was stabbed to death by a gang of thugs as he walked home from evening prayers at a Popular Azzam , known locally to his pals as 'Azzi', was described as bright, talented and ambitious

Dundrum -based Rosemount Mulvey held a minute ' s silence before their last game of the season on Saturday. The club have just won their second successive league and cup double, which they dedicated to young Azzam , Dublin Live reports. Sharing a moving tribute on their Facebook page, they noted

Abderrahmane Raguragui said: "An Garda Síochána are leading in the investigation to uncover the truth behind our son Azzam Raguragui’s murder and we are resting our faith in the Irish Justice system to hold the perpetrator(s) to account.

"We are grateful for the community support we have received.

"At this critical time we would like to request some space and privacy to allow us to grieve as a family."

Gardai have taken a "definite line of enquiry" after a teen presented himself at a South Dublin station and is helping with the investigation.

Distraught pal describes Azzam Raguragui's final minutes after senseless Dundrum stabbing © Google Maps Finsbury Park, Dundrum

As cops launched a murder probe, a source said: “It wasn’t a hate crime, a row got out of control. “A group of youngsters were loitering in the park from the early evening when a row broke out.

“Things escalated and a weapon was produced. In the scuffle that followed young Azzam was tragically stabbed to death.

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Azzam Raguragui . Family of teen killed in Dundrum stabbing thank public for support. Azzam Raguragui ’ s parents said they are putting their faith in the Irish justice system to hold whoever is responsible to account. Share Tweet.

Azzam Raguragui (18) who died after he was attack in a park in Dundrum on Friday evening. The scene at Finsbury Park in Dundrum last night The teenager stabbed to death in a park in south Dublin on Friday evening has been named locally as Azzam Raguragui . Gardaí began a murder

“It’s obviously tragic for the young man, his family and his friends and it’s shocking to think that this could happen in daylight in a park full of people just out enjoying themselves.”

Azzam, who was described as a friendly, cheerful young man, was a GAA fan who hoped to become an entrepreneur.

Known to his pals as Azzy, he was a popular teenager in the Dundrum area. His family are originally from Morocco.

Special prayers in his memory were held at the Sufi Mosque on Dublin’s Talbot Street on Saturday evening.

Distraught pal describes Azzam Raguragui's final minutes after senseless Dundrum stabbing © Stephen Collins Gardai at the scene of last night's fatal stabbing in Dundrum

In a statement, a spokesman for the Irish Sufi Foundation said: “Just received the devastating and heartbreaking news that our young brother Azzam was stabbed to death in a Dundrum park last night.

“Azzam was a kind, courteous, respectful and cheerful young man who always had a smile on his face.

“He was bright, talented and ambitious with aspirations to become a successful entrepreneur.

“Such a tragic loss. A wonderful young life full of potential cut short. My deepest condolences to Azzam’s parents and family. May Allah give his parents and family patience during this difficult time.”

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Tragic Azzam Raguragui was stabbed to death walking home through Finsbury Park in Dublin. He was known locally as Azzi and was described as a bright, talented and ambitious by pals as the Another pal wrote on Facebook: "We were all saddened to hear about the news of Our brother Azzam

Azzam Raguragui was stabbed in Finsbury Park, Dundrum , and died a short time later. In a statement, issued through An Garda Síochána, the family said “An Garda Síochána are leading in the investigation to uncover the truth behind our son Azzam Raguragui ’ s murder,” the statement said.

Azzam’s relative Younes Talibi posted a tribute on a GoFundMe page, writing: “My dear cousin Azzam, you’ll be highly missed.

“May Allah grant him the highest place in paradise, forgive his sins and give strength to his family and friends.”

Other pals took to social media to pay their respects to the young man. One wrote “In a better place now Azzy” while another posted “Rip Azzy. Fly high angel”.

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