IRISH singer Imelda May questioned “when will women be safe” following the brutal murder of a young teacher yesterday.
Ashling Murphy, 22, was violently assaulted while jogging along a canal in Cappincur, Tullamore, Co Offaly, at about 4pm.
The talented musician, who works at Durrow National School, exercised together route when she is targeted.
Gardai believes the suspect Random and gratuitous attacks.
Celebrities offered their condolences to the Ashling family on social media today as they called for better safety for women.
Imelda shared her thoughts on the brutal assault as well as talking about recent attacks on women.
The Dublin The singer mentioned in the tweet is Fiona Pender, who went missing in Tullamore in 1996.
She said: “Women need to be safe from attack. We need to run in a safe place, not constantly run from danger.
“Justice for Ashling Murphy… Fiona Pender, the list goes on…
“My thoughts are with Aisling’s family today.”
Imelda’s next tweet read: “Ashling Murphy, a 22-year-old teacher, was brutally murdered by a stranger as she ran along a street called Fiona’s Way in Tullamore named after Fiona Pender, a heavily pregnant 25-year-old who disappeared in the local area in 1996.
“When will women be at peace?????”
Imelda’s followers flocked to her replies as they shared their disgust at the horrific attack.
Marie tweeted: “It’s tragic when a beautiful girl goes out for a jog to run her own business.
“Something needs to be done to make women feel safe at any time of day or night. What kind of world do we live in.”
Maria wrote: “My heart is desperate.”
One fan said: “Horrible news, heartbreaking! Poor woman and family.”
https://www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/8198026/imelda-may-womens-safety-ashling-murphy-murder-offaly/ Imelda May asks ‘when will women be safe’ after the brutal murder of teacher Ashling Murphy, 23, of Offaly