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Man held after woman killed and husband injured in Cork home attack

Published 23/11/2015

The woman was found dead in a house in the Mayfield area of Cork city
The woman was found dead in a house in the Mayfield area of Cork city

A 60-year-old woman has been killed and her husband injured in an attack in their home.

The mother, named locally as Marion Horgan, was found dead inside the house in the Montenotte area of north Cork after her partner Bill raised the alarm with neighbours.

A second man was arrested at the scene, gardai said.

It is believed neighbours helped to restrain the man after the suspected knife attack at the house on Murmont Avenue in the city at about 8am.

Gardai said the arrested man was aged in his 20s and was being detained in Mayfield Garda Station under section four of the Criminal Justice Act.

He can held for 24 hours.

The woman's husband suffered a number of suspected stab wounds and was rushed to Cork University Hospital where his injuries were described as non-life threatening.

Forensic examinations were carried out inside the house and around the property for several hours after the man was detained.

It is believed Mr Horgan ran from the semi-detached home during the incident.

Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster carried out initial examinations of the crime scene and the dead woman's body before it was removed for a post mortem, also to be carried out at the city's university hospital.

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