Man arrested in fatal attack released by Gardaí

Gardaí have released the man who was being detained in relation to the death of 23 year old Ashling Murphy.

The man in his 40’s has been eliminated from their enquiries and is no longer considered a suspect in their investigation.

Gardaí are continuing to investigate the fatal assault on Ashling Murphy, the 23 year old school teacher who was out for a run along the canal bank at Cappincur in Tullamore at 4pm on Wednesday when she was fatally attacked in broad daylight.

The Gardaí are also looking for information on a Falcon Storm mountain bike which has straight handle bars with yellow/green front forks. This bike is very distinctive.

Gardaí are appealing for any information which may help them with their enquiries about the fatal assault. They are asking anyone who was in the Cappincur area around the time of the attack to contact them.

If you have any information or if you may know something please contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 932 7600 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111