Gardai have just released the following statement.

“Gardaí investigating the fatal assault on Ashling Murphy that occurred at approximately 4pm on Wednesday, 12th January, 2022, along the canal bank at Cappincur, Tullamore, County Offaly have arrested a male in his 30s on suspicion of murder.
“The male is now detained in Tullamore Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
“An Garda Síochána has no further comment at this time.”