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13th Apr 2022

Man arrested on suspicion of murder of man in Sligo

This case is the second murder investigation launched in Sligo this week.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a body in an apartment in Sligo on Tuesday (12 April).

Gardaí were called to an apartment at Connaughton Road in Sligo at approximately 10.30pm, where the body of a man was discovered.

The man, aged in his 50s, had received significant physical injuries.

This scene remains preserved and the Garda Technical Bureau will conduct technical and forensic examinations at the apartment.

The man’s body remains at the scene at this time and a post mortem will be carried out which will assist in the course of the criminal investigation.

Following intense local Garda activity and enquiries, Gardaí in Sligo assisted by the Armed Support Unit arrested a male in his early 20s in Sligo Town on suspicion of murder at 1.45am on Wednesday (13 April).

This man is currently detained under the provision of Section 4 Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Sligo Garda Station.

Gardaí in Sligo are appealing for any person with any information on this incident to make contact.

Investigating Gardaí can be contacted at a dedicated phone number at the incident room in Sligo Garda Station at 071 9157088, the Garda Confidential Line phone number 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

This case is the second murder investigation launched this week in Sligo, as Gardaí continue to investigate the murder of Aidan Moffitt.