Gardaí investigating the fatal assault of Ashling Murphy are detaining the man.
Gardaí investigating the fatal assault on Ashling Murphy have arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of murder.
The teacher was killed at approximately 4pm last Wednesday, while out for a run along the canal bank at Cappincur, Tullamore.
He is being detained in Tullamore Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
An Garda Síochána has no further comment at this time.
John Hand, the chief reporter with the Irish Daily Mirror, says the man in custody is the main suspect:
Rest In Peace Ashling Murphy ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Z2HEfJppGa— Midlands103 (@Midlands103) January 18, 2022