GARDAI received dashcam footage from an ambulance as part of their efforts to track down the whereabouts of evil killer Ashling Murphy.
The Irish Sun can reveal Gardai contacted the Ambulance Service Hotline in Tullamore, Co . Offaly, yesterday – after confirmation from CCTV that one of their vehicles was in the same area where Ashling was murdered.
The 23 years old – who fought bravely in a frenzied attack by a stranger – lost her fight for her life last Wednesday after she was targeted in a random attack at the canal bank in Cappincur, Tullamore.
Since then, investigators have seized CCTV, taken dozens of witness statements and obtained DNA evidence from the scene.
Gardai also has make an appeal urges the public to come forward if they recall seeing a man in a black tracksuit on a Falcon Storm mountain bike on the date in question.
Police said in a statement: “Do you see a man wearing a black tracksuit (no hood), the bottom of a black tracksuit with a large white stripe or white lettering on the side. edge and jogger black it?
“Did you see this man walking in the Tullamore area? Would you lift this man up on the evening of January 12, 2022?
“Have you noticed this man loitering in any location or engaging in any activity that catches your attention?”
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Gardai is currently examining the footage as part of their efforts to identify anyone who has acted suspiciously in the past. Ashling was targeted in random attack.
The ambulance service’s chief executive officer, David Hall, confirmed the dashcam footage of the ambulance was being examined by officers.
Mr Hall said: “We have been contacted by Gardai, who requested dashcam footage from a specific vehicle in the area at the time of this horrific crime.
“We are fully cooperating with Gardai and the footage has already been assigned to them.
“We have no further comment at this time as this is an ongoing investigation.”
Dashcam footage is being examined as police also blockade a bottle bank in Tullamore.
Bottle banks will now be removed before being opened and examined by investigators.
Gardai is try to set if Ashling’s attacker could have used a weapon in the barbaric attack.
And they are also probing whether he threw away any blood-stained clothes after the brutal attack on the young teacher.
Garda divers are also scouring the channel for any gear the killer may have used.
Officers also obtained other CCTV images that they would look for in order to identify the potential killer on the move.
As gardai continues to make “significant progress” on the case, they are still waiting to interview a “person of interest” being treated at a Dublin hospital.
Investigators had hoped to speak to the man yesterday but paramedics have not made clear about his being interviewed.
It is hoped that they will be allowed to interview him today. Two properties related to the suspect were searched, while a phone and a car were also seized by detectives.
PAUSE BEFORE DON’T KNOW
Officers have also spoken to his relatives but they hope to speak with others – including friends and family members – who may be able to shed light on his conduct in these incidents. week before last Wednesday’s barbaric attack.
Since the main suspect was previously unknown to the gardai, police officers are also compiling files on him and trying to determine his behavior in the days leading up to Ashling’s murder.
They are also working closely with Forensic Science Ireland after recovering DNA and fingerprints from a Falcon Storm mountain bike near the scene of the horrific murder.
Gardai is working closely with their law enforcement partners in Eastern Europe to try to build a profile of their suspect.
The suspect was taken to a Dublin hospital by relatives after claiming he was the victim of a stabbing in Blanchardstown.
We also understand detectives in Blanchardstown have been investigating his allegations. Gardai believes the injuries on his face and hands may have been self-inflicted.
Officers are also trying to determine if the suspect’s DNA matches that of the bike and Ashling’s.
A source said: “Once the medical professionals have made it clear, the individual will be interviewed by Gardai.
“There were various issues in the investigation and a lot of evidence was collected. The investigation cannot be rushed and everything is being done to bring the killer to justice.”
Meanwhile, Ashling’s family has taken their beloved girl on the final journey home before she is laid to rest today.
Her devastated father and mother, Kathleen and Raymond, along with sister Amy, brother Cathal and boyfriend Ryan Casey spoke about their heartbreak, saying that Ashling would be “sad“.
She was back at the family home for a few hours yesterday, after her family once again visited the scene of her murder in Cappincur.
The family, who also attended a vigil at the scene of the murder on the famous canal walk on Friday, were escorted to the site by Gardai, where they stayed for about 10 minutes. .
The first grade teacher will be interred at home before being taken to St Brigid’s Church in Mountbolus for a memorial service at 11am before being interred at nearby Lowertown Cemetery.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8221933/gardai-dashcam-footage-ambulance-ashling-murphy-killer-offaly/ Gardai received dashcam footage from an ambulance as part of an attempt to track the movements of killer Ashling Murphy