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Ireland Teenage boy charged with killing of student Cameron Blair in Cork

22:50  24 january  2020
22:50  24 january  2020 Source:   thejournal.ie

Student, 20, who was tragically stabbed to death at Cork house party named locally as Cameron Blair

  Student, 20, who was tragically stabbed to death at Cork house party named locally as Cameron Blair His horrified friends immediately called an ambulance as the young men who had gate-crashed the party ran off , Cork Beo reports. Paramedics attempted to resuscitate the young CIT student and he was rushed to Cork University Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.Cameron had been a very keen sportsman and this morning, Bandon Athletics Club paid tribute to the young man who had competed at local and national level with them, winning medals at West Cork, County, Munster and National levels.

a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Cameron Blair © Bandon Rugby Facebook Cameron Blair

A TEENAGE BOY has been charged with the killing of 20-year-old student Cameron Blair.

He is due to appear before a special sitting of Cork City District Court this evening.

Blair died after being stabbed at a house party on Bandon Road in Cork city last week.

Speaking at Anglesea Street Garda Station this evening, Chief Superintendent Barry McPolin said: “Today’s charges into the murder of Cameron Blair highlights that we in An Garda Síochána are continuing our unrelenting efforts in tackling serious crime.

“We have had a number of serious, unrelated, incidents in Cork city over the last number of months and I want to ensure the public that An Garda Síochána has the ability and determination to bring these people to justice.”

Student Cameron died acting as 'peacemaker'

  Student Cameron died acting as 'peacemaker' Tragic student Cameron Blair was killed in a brutal assault while acting as a peacemaker during a dispute between a group of teens at a house party in Cork last Thursday. Twenty-year-old Cameron, a second-year engineering student at Cork Institute of Technology, from Ballinascarty, west Cork, died after he was slashed in the neck during at a house party on the Bandon Road at about 9.20pm.Sources say a trio of youths, who have all since been identified and spoken to by gardai, gained entry to the party despite not being invited.

Blair died after being stabbed in the neck at a house party on 16 January.

Blair, who was a second year engineering student at Cork Institute of Technology, will be laid to rest at Kilbeg Cemetery on Sunday.

He is survived by his parents Noel and Cathy and brother Alan who attends Bandon Grammar Secondary School.

Blair was a former pupil of Bandon Grammar and Hamilton High School. He was a native of Ballinascarthy and was well-known in athletic and rugby circles.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information about the killing to contact Togher Garda Station on 021 494 7120, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.

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