Man killed 'after argument over chess game'

A man was knifed to death in a frenzied attack over a late night chess game, detectives believe.

Irish police were called to the scene of the bloody killing in a suburb of north Dublin at around 1:50am.

A man was knifed to death in a frenzied attack over a late night chess game, detectives believe.
A man was knifed to death in a frenzied attack over a late night chess game, detectives believe. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA

A 39-year-old researcher, who owned the house at Beech Park Avenue, Castleknock, was found with multiple stab injuries inside.

They believe a violent row erupted over a chess move and spiralled out of control.

Another man - aged 34 years and understood to be from Palermo in Italy - was arrested at the scene.

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