Pictured: The Japanese man killed & Irish student stabbed ‘by Egyptian asylum seeker’ in Ireland

The victim of a knife rampage in Ireland yesterday has been identified as a Japanese call centre worker.

Yosuke Sasaki, 24, died when an 18-year-old Egyptian asylum seeker allegedly stabbed him in the back in Dundalk, County Louth.

Police had been investigating whether or not the attack was terrorism-related, and a statement released today said the inquiry has now spread across the globe as detectives try to establish a motive.