Man arrested over murder of Ashling Murphy released without charge 5 days ago

Man arrested over murder of Ashling Murphy released without charge

The 40-year-old man initially held in connection with the murder of Ashling Murphy is no longer a suspect.

A 40-year-old man who was arrested and detained by An Garda Síochána in connection with the murder of Ashling Murphy has been released without charge.

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Following two days of questioning, the man has been officially eliminated from Garda enquiries and is no longer regarded as a suspect in the investigation.

On Thursday morning, Gardaí pledged to leave 'no stone unturned' in their enquiries.

A team of over 50 Garda personnel has been assigned to the investigation.

23-year-old Ashling Murphy was attacked and killed while out jogging in Tullamore on Wednesday afternoon, 12 January.

Murphy was well known in the area as she worked as a primary school teacher and was also involved in the arts community.

Gardaí continue to appeal to the public for their assistance in this matter.

Particular focus has been placed on a distinctive Falcon Storm mountain bike with straight handlebars and yellow / green front forks.

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Anyone with any information in relation to the bike is asked to make contact with Gardaí.

Gardaí are appealing to any person with any information on the fatal assault of Ashling Murphy, who may not already have spoken to investigators, to come forward.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 932 7600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Vigils for Ashling Murphy were held on Thursday night and will continue across the country on Friday.

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