Irish dad dies after stabbing in Australia

Irish dad dies after stabbing in Australia

It's understood that he was stabbed in his temple with a screwdriver.

Tributes have been paid to a young Cork man who died in hospital in Australia following a stabbing incident while he was waiting to get a taxi home.

He is the father of two children. Let us keep his family in Perth and here at home in Aghada in our prayers.

A 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

Heartbreaking news from Down Under this morning.

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He was treated at the Royal Perth Hospital before he was pronounced dead.


The victim has been named locally as Charles John McCarthy, who is a father-of-two from Cork, who had been living in Perth, Western Australia for a number of years.

Police allege Mr McCarthy was walking along the footpath on Riverside Road about 1.20am on Saturday with another man and woman, when a confrontation occurred after they stopped to speak to two fishermen.

A man has already appeared in court in connection with the attack on 32-year-old Charles McCarthy, and is due to appear again in the new year.

His family in Ireland flew over to be at his bedside.

"He was very committed to the local GAA club here in Aghada and would have been tweeting when they won the intermediate football and when the ladies' football won this year as well".

It's believed he has been charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm, having appeared in court following the incident.

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