Ashling Murphy: Man arrested on suspicion of murder

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Ashling Murphy.

The man, in his 30’s, is being held in Tullamore garda station.

A garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí investigating the fatal assault on Ashling Murphy that occurred at approximately 4pm on Wednesday, 12th January, 2022, along the canal bank at Cappincur, Tullamore, County Offaly have arrested a male in his 30s on suspicion of murder.

“The male is now detained in Tullamore Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

“An Garda Síochána has no further comment at this time.”

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