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Gardai launch murder investigation following death of woman

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Gardai launch murder investigation following death of woman

Gardai arrived to a property on Mailcoach Road in Sligo at 10:30am this morning where they encountered a man in his early 30s carrying a knife.

A woman was also at the scene being treated by an ambulance crew.

The man was eventually tasered by members of the Regional Support Unit.

The woman, aged in her early 20s, was rushed to Sligo Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11am this morning.

The man was also taken to hospital.

The scene is preserved for a technical examination and the State Pathologist, Marie Cassidy, has been notified and is expected to conduct the post mortem later this evening.

Gardai have now began a murder investigation in Sligo and anyone with information can contact Sligo Garda Station 071 9157000, The Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

No arrests have been made, at this stage.