A man (24) has been arrested by British police on an Irish arrest warrant and is expected to be extradited back to Ireland to be charged with the murder of Conor Quinn.
British police arrested the Corkman in Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire on Thursday morning and brought him before Westminster Magistrates Court where he was arrested to appear again on 12 November.
Details were given in court as a gardaí obtained a European Arrest Warrant for the man after they received instructions from the DPP to charge him with the murder of Mr Quinn (24). Mr Quinn was stabbed to death in a row on Bridge Street in Mallow on July 12, 2018.
Gardaí identified the suspect early in their investigation but he fled to the UK. Gardaí began interacting with his UK counterparts through Interpol and police located the suspect who lived under a false name in Huntingdon.
Mr Quinn, a native of Loughrea in Co Galway who had moved to live in Killavullen in North Cork a few months earlier, got out of a car with another man to face another young man on Bridge St in Mallow around 8:30 p.m. July. when a row exploded.
The other man produced a knife and stabbed Mr Quinn once in the chest and he then fled the scene of the attack, which was witnessed by both Mr Quinn’s friend as well as some other passers-by and caught on CCTV.
Mr Quinn collapsed on the street and a passing ambulance stopped and he was taken to Cork University Hospital, but he was pronounced dead shortly on arrival.
It was reported at the time that one line of inquiry gardai was dealing with was that the incident may have been linked to an earlier row at Cahirmee Horse Fair in nearby Buttevant which took place earlier that day.
Mr Quinn’s partner, Stephanie gave birth to a boy just a few days after the killing and she named the little boy, Conor after his partner. Mr Quinn was also survived by his parents, Paul and Teresa, his brother, Antonio and his sister, Sinead.