Teen arrested over stabbing of Cameron Blair at Cork house party
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Teen arrested over stabbing of Cameron Blair at Cork house party

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested in connection with the murder of popular Cork student Cameron Blair last week.

An avid sportsman, Mr. Blair was a much-loved figure at Bandon Grammar School where he completed his Leaving Cert.

He was in his second year as a student at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) at the time of his death.

The 20-year-old was stabbed at a house party on Bandon Road on January 16.

Initial reports indicated he was attacked following an altercation with several gatecrashers attempting to gain entry to the party.

Mr. Blair was left with a serious neck wound following the attack.

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He was taken to Cork University Hospital by ambulance but died from his injuries.

RTÉ has confirmed that a teenager presented himself by appointment for questioning on Thursday and has since been arrested.

A much-loved figure in the Cork community, Bandon Rugby Club president Dan Murphy was among those to pay tribute to his former teammate Cameron, explaining how he left an “indelible mark” on those he met.

“Cameron’s boyish smile and joy of life left a real indelible mark on anyone he met or any team he played on,” he said.