A man and a woman were also injured in the incident

Gardai in Cork have launched a murder investigation after a 44 year old man was stabbed to death in Macroom.

The man's body was found at a house at Dan Corkery Place in the town just before 2am.

It's thought an altercation had taken place at the house.

A man and woman who were in the house at the time are being treated for non-life threatening injuries in Cork University Hospital and Cork Mercy Hospital.

Superintendent Mick Fitzpatrick from Macroom Garda Station says "The scene is currently preserved for a full technical examination. A postmortem will later take place.

"A full incident room has been set up and CCTV will be harvested."

The Superintendent also says a search team will be surveying the immediate area.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Macroom Garda Station on 026 20590, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.