Man arrested on suspicion of murder after body discovered

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A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in Sligo Town on Tuesday night.

Gardaí were called to an apartment at Connaughton Road, Sligo at approximately 10:30pm yesterday.

The body of a man in his late 50s had been found at the apartment with significant injuries.

“This scene remains preserved and the Garda Technical Bureau will conduct technical and forensic examinations at the apartment,” Garda statement said.

“The man’s body remains at the scene at this time and a post mortem will be carried out later today which will assist in the course of the criminal investigation.”

Following this discovery, and intense local enquiries, Gardaí assisted by the Armed Support Unit arrested a male in his early 20s at around 1:45am in Sligo Town.

“This male is currently detained under the provision of section 4 Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Sligo Garda Station.”

“Gardaí in Sligo are appealing for any person with any information on this incident to make contact.”

Investigating Gardaí can be contacted at a dedicated phone number at the incident room in Sligo Garda Station at 071 9157088, the Garda Confidential Line phone number 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

This is the second murder investigation in Sligo Town this week after the body of Aidan Moffitt was found in his home at Cartron Heights on Monday.

Gardaí said yesterday that they are investigating whether there was a hate related motive in the death of the 42 year old man, and whether he may have met his killer online.