Longford murder trial begins in Dublin today

The trial of a man accused of a murder in Longford town in November 2016 begins in Dublin this morning.

Rihards Lavickis, with an address at 2 Annaly Court, Longford, is accused of murdering Polish national Arkadiusz Czajkowski at Rue Noyal Chatillon, Townspark, Longford, on November 1, 2016.

A jury is likely to be selected this morning and opening statements from the prosecution are also likely to be heard in front of Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy

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Mr Lavickis has been in custody since his arrest over a year ago and his trial is expected to last a week.