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Man arrested by detectives investigating murder of woman in Sligo

Published 28/10/2015

Gardai tasered a man at the scene
Gardai tasered a man at the scene

Detectives investigating the murder of a young woman in Sligo have arrested a suspect.

The victim, aged in her early 20s, was found fatally injured at a house on Mailcoach Road before being rushed to Sligo Regional Hospital for medical attention.

She was pronounced dead a short time later.

Armed gardai responding to the call-out said they tasered a man wielding a knife at the house.

A 33-year-old man has since been arrested. He is being held at Sligo Garda station under section four of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Emergency services were alerted to an incident at the house at around 10.30am today.

Investigators said they encountered a man aged in his early 30s carrying a knife at the scene.

"This man was tasered by members of the regional support unit, Sligo," a Garda spokeswoman said.

"Medical attention was provided to the man and also a woman (early 20s) who was in the house at the time.

"Both persons were removed to Sligo Regional Hospital for medical attention and the woman was pronounced dead shortly after 11am."

The murder scene has been sealed off for a technical examination.

The State Pathologist Marie Cassidy was called to carry out a post-mortem examination.

Officers have appealed for witnesses to get in contact with them.

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