Man in custody for killing of Irish expat

14th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

14 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — A man, 27, was remanded in custody by a magistrate in Amsterdam on Monday in relation to the murder of Irishman Damien Mooney.

14 November 2005

AMSTERDAM — A man, 27, was remanded in custody by a magistrate in Amsterdam on Monday in relation to the murder of Irishman Damien Mooney.

Mooney (26) worked as a barman at O'Donnell's Irish pub in Amsterdam for six months prior to the killing.

He was attacked and stabbed on the Herengracht at about in the early hours of the morning as he was returning from a night out on Sunday 29 August. He was resuscitated but died on the way to hospital. Police described the attack as a "savage act of violence".

There were suggestions that Mooney was killed as a result of a mugging but the police would only say the he was stabbed after an "altercation".

The suspect, who was not named, was arrested on 1 November, the police revealed on Monday. He was remanded in custody.

Mooney decided to go socialising on Reguliersdwarsstraat after his shift in O'Donnell's ended. He left a nightclub after 5pm and security cameras recored how he came into contact with another man near "de Munt".

These images were screened on the crime-stoppers programme "Opsporing Verzocht" on national television and "Ter Plaatse" on the regional station RTV Noord-Holland. After the broadcasts, the suspect reported voluntarily to the police.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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