Breaking: Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Ashling Murphy case

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Gardaí investigating the death of Ashling Murphy have today arrested a man on suspicion of murder in connection with the case.

The 23 year old teacher was killed while out running along the canal bank at Cappincur, Tullamore at approximately 4pm on Wednesday, January 12.

A man in his 30s has today been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the case.

He is currently detained in Tullamore Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

An Garda Síochána said that they have no further comment at this time.

It’s understood that the investigation has focused on a man being treated for multiple injuries at a hospital in Dublin.

Gardaí have also appealed for anyone in Tullamore with information on a man dressed in a black tracksuit top with no hood, black tracksuit bottoms with a large white stripe or white writing on the side, and black runners to come forward.

Gardaí are eager to speak to anyone who noticed this man loitering at any location or involved in any activity which drew their attention that day.

Anyone who gave a lift to this man, or saw him walking in the Tullamore area, is asked to make contact with Gardaí.

Gardaí have appealed to any person in the general Tullamore area on the 12 January 2022 with any form of video footage to contact them.