Gardaí appeal for information on man in black tracksuit as part of Ashling Murphy murder investigation
Any member of the public who was on the Grand Canal Way between Digby’s bridge and Ballycommon on the morning or afternoon of 12 January is asked to contact Gardaí, "whether or not you think you saw something".
An Garda Síochána have issued a fresh appeal to the public as part of the investigation of the murder of Ashling Murphy last week.
They are continuing to appeal for any information on a Falcon Storm mountain bike with straight handlebars and distinctive yellow/ green front forks prior to 4pm on Wednesday 12 January 2022 and in the previous days/ weeks.
Gardaí are now asking for people in Tullamore to think about Wednesday the 12 January 2022 after 4pm and not to confine their thoughts to the Falcon Storm mountain bike. They're also appealing for information on a man wearing a black tracksuit in the area.
In a statement issued on Monday, Gardaí asked people who were in the area to consider the following questions:
- Did you see a man dressed in black tracksuit top (no hood), black tracksuit bottoms with a large white stripe or white writing on the side and black runners.
- Did you see this man walking in the Tullamore area?
- Did you give a lift to this man on the evening of the 12 January 2022.
- Did you notice this man loitering at any location or involved in any activity which drew your attention?
An Garda Síochána are now asking for any member of the public who was on the Grand Canal Way on the morning or afternoon of the 12 January 2022 between Digby’s bridge and Ballycommon to contact the investigation team.
"Whether you think you saw anything or not please contact Gardaí in Tullamore," Gardaí said.
Gardaí are also asking people to "misinformed, inaccurate and dangerous" messages regarding the investigation on social media and in particular on messaging apps.
They called the messages "unhelpful" to the investigation and once again urged anyone who has information to contact Gardaí.
The investigation team at Tullamore Garda Station can be contacted on 9357060, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.
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