Thousands pay last respects to Ashling Murphy as Irish police make arrest
The Guardian|January 19, 2022
Irish police investigating the death of Ashling Murphy have arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of murder.
Lisa O’Carroll

Murphy, a primary schoolteacher, was strangled on a canal path near the town of Tullamore while out jogging last Wednesday afternoon. Her funeral was held yesterday.

He was arrested at a Dublin hospital where he presented last Thursday with unexplained injuries, some of them self-inflicted. He was reportedly taken into custody yesterday morning after authorities judged that he had recovered sufficiently to face questions at Tullamore garda station, where the investigation into the fatal assault is taking place.

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

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