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Homicide cop Ashling Murphy searches banks of bottles as they establish if the killer used a weapon in the barbaric attack

GARDAI investigating the murder of Ashling Murphy froze a bank of bottles as they tried to determine if weapons were used in the barbaric attack.

The bottle bank, located in Tullamore, will now be removed before being opened and examined by investigators.

Tributes to Ashling near the murder scene

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Tributes to Ashling near the murder scene
The investigation into Ashling's murder continues

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The investigation into Ashling’s murder continuesCredit: Pa

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.

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.

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?

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“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?”

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.

Meanwhile, Ashling’s family has taken their beloved girl on a final journey home before she is laid to rest tomorrow.

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 today, 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.

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