A man who was arrested and held by the Garden investigating the murder of Ashling Murphy was released from custody this evening.
The man has been removed from garda’s queries and is no longer a suspect.
A spokesman said: “The man arrested and detained by An Garda Síochána to investigate this fatal assault has now been released from this detention facility.
“This male has been removed from Garda’s investigations and is no longer a suspect.
“A Garda Síochána continues to investigate this deadly attack that occurred around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, along the banks of the canal in Cappincur, Tullamore, County Offaly.
“Garda Síochána continues to appeal against any information about the Falcon Storm mountain bike with its straight handlebars and distinctive yellow/blue front fork (image attached). Gardaí continues to appeal to any people. anyone with any information about this fatal assault who may not have spoken to investigators to release that information.
Gardaí continues to urge anyone who is in the “Cappincur / Canal walk” area of Tullamore, County Offaly before 4 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, January 12, 2022, to contact them.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 932 7600, Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.”
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Ashling Murphy, 23, died after being violently attacked along a canal in Tullamore, Co Offaly, on Wednesday afternoon.
It is supposed to be a random attack.
Principal James Hogan of Durrow National School said the first grade teacher was a “lightning ray,” adding: “She’s one in a million.”
Commissioner Garda Drew Harris, who arrived in Tullamore today, told investigating officers that all of An Garda Siochana’s resources were available to them.
“Despite real fear and concern in the community, which is a safe society, these events are relatively rare,” he said.
“I think that’s seen in our overall response to this as a society.”
Investigators tonight have issued a appeal for any information on the Falcon Storm mountain bike.
The bike is described as having straight handlebars and distinctive yellow and green front forks.
They are also continuing to urge anyone in the area before 4 p.m. Wednesday when the killings occurred to contact them.
Ashling Murphy is today described as a “teacher’s angel” as locals try to deal with her shocking death.
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Parents Ray and Kathleen, along with siblings Cathal and Amy, were comforted by friends and family today.
Ashling’s death certificate said she was “deeply saddened by her heartbreaking family”.
Ashling – a famous fiddle player who had recently taken up the uilleann games – had only left Durrow National School, where she taught freshmen, just an hour before her death.
Staff and students are receiving grieving advice from specialist psychiatrists as they try to process her brutal death.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8202768/man-released-ashling-murphy-murder-not-suspect/ Man arrested by Gardai investigating the murder of Ashling Murphy is released from custody and is no longer a suspect