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Death of boy (three) in Dublin a 'personal tragedy', gardaí say

A coroner's ambulance arrives at an apartment complex in Kimmage, Dublin, where a three-year-old boy was found dead following a stabbing. Picture by Niall Carson, Press Association

THE mother of a three-year-old boy who was found stabbed to death at his Dublin home is to be interviewed by gardaí.

The child was found with suspected knife wounds at the Riverside Apartment complex in Kimmage at around 7pm on Monday.

His body was removed for a post-mortem yesterday morning.

His mother, who is in her forties and originally from the Middle East, sustained knife wounds during the incident and was recovering in hospital last night.

Gardaí said they are treating the case as a personal tragedy.

There were no witnesses to the attack, no evidence of a break-in and only the woman and her son were in the apartment at the time.

Neighbours told RTÉ the woman worked as a doctor and had lived in the Republic for several years.

It is understood she was separated from the boy's father.

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