'Every parent’s worst nightmare': Tributes paid to Cork student killed in stabbing as murder probe launched

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Tributes paid to Cork student killed in stabbing as murder probe launched by gardaí

A STUDENT WHO died after he was stabbed in the neck in Cork city has been named as Cameron Blair, a 20-year-old talented sportsman and second year engineering student at Cork Institute of Technology.

“I now know, this morning, that he was Cameron Blair, a young person from this Church of Ireland Diocese, who attended Bandon Grammar School, and who was confirmed by me in 2013 in Saint Peter’s Church, Bandon. “They are an absolutely fabulous family. I have two boys myself and it is terrible to think you could say goodbye to your boys in the morning and they are not coming back to you in the evening. His mother is one of the most gentle people I know.

“It is with great regret that we learned of a tragic incident in Cork last night resulting in the death of a former pupil. Our school community is deeply affected, particularly senior students as the deceased still has family members in the school. The management and staff extend our sincere condolences go to the family and friends.

The fatal stabbing occurred shortly after 9pm yesterday in Bandon Road on the southside of Cork city. “The scariest part about it is that it could have been anyone. My mother rang me early on. She always says ‘be careful’ and I push her away. But I suppose you can never be too careful. The world has gone mad,” he said.“I didn’t believe it at the start. It is horrific. We were hoping for the best and then we heard that the man had passed away.”

 

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