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Ashling Murphy: More searches in Tullamore as results of ‘crucial’ DNA testing awaited

GARDA WILL SEARCH A BOTTLE BANK NEAR WHERE Ashling Murphy was murdered TODAY IN TULLAMORE.

Officers shut off the bottle bank across the canal from where the primary school teacher was slain yesterday.

Specialist Garda teams are due to investigate today.

The case now has a new person of interest. He is at a Dublin hospital.

Officers also seized electronic devices thought to be the man’s, which forensic investigators are now examining for evidence that can link him to the incident.

The man’s DNA will now be compared to DNA samples obtained during the investigation. Ashling
Sources close to the investigation say this evidence is vital.

To report an incident, call 057 9357060, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

Funeral liturgy tomorrow at 11am at St Brigid’s Church, Mount Bolus, with burial at Lowertown Cemetery.

Last night, vigils were held in her honour across Ireland. is alleged to have fought back, leaving her attacker bloodied.