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21/09/2021

Longford murder trial to get underway next week

Man accused of Longford murder served with book of evidence.

Rihards Lavickis, who will stand trial next week in Dublin's Central Criminal Court

The trial of a man accused of murdering a 31-year-old Polish national in Longford town last year is to get underway at Dublin's Central Criminal Court on Monday.

Rihards Lavickis, last of 2 Annaly Court, Longford has been in custody for the past 12 months since being first charged with the murder of Akadiusz Czajkowski at Rue Noyal Chatillon, Townspark, Longford on November 1 2016.

Thirty-one-year-old Mr Czajkowski died after being fatally stabbed close to the Longford town just before midday on the date in question.

In April, Mr Lavickus was served with the Book of Evidence in relation to the case.
The 25-year-old has been in custody since being formally charged with the murder of Mr Czajkowski.

It's anticipated the trial will last a week.

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