CCTV Footage: Ashling Murphy Murdered in suspected stranger attack

Ashling Murphy: Man held in connection with murder of primary school teacher who was out on afternoon jog.

Ashling Murphy was a primary school teacher from Tullamore, County Offaly. She died after being attacked while jogging along the canal bank at Cappincur.

A man arrested in connection with the suspected murder of a young woman in Ireland while she was out for an afternoon jog is to face further questioning.

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Ashling Murphy Murdered

The woman has been named locally as primary school teacher Ashling Murphy, from Tullamore, County Offaly.

Police in the Republic of Ireland believe the young teacher brutally murdered while out for an afternoon jog was killed by a total stranger.

Ashling Murphy was killed on Wednesday afternoon along the banks of the Grand Canal at Cappincur, Co Offaly.

The 23-year-old was a a primary school teacher in the town.

Gardai vowed “no stone will be left unturned” in bringing her killer to justice. A 40-year-old man has been arrested.

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Superintendent Eamonn Curley said: “This area here, where the crime occurred, is popular among Tullamore residents and is widely used for recreational purposes.

“Aisling was a schoolteacher in Durrow National School. Our prayers are with Ashing’s family at this time and indeed the wider community, her teaching colleagues and the children she taught who are without their teacher today.

The detective said emergency services responded to a call around 4pm and medics battled to save Ashling’s life. He said her injuries were consistent with an assault.

Superintendent Eamonn Curley said: “At this stage, there is no information that the victim and her killer were known to each other.

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