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charges brought Man (30s) due in court in connection with the fatal attack on a woman in a Finglas apartment

The Brazilian woman was found dead in her fifth-floor apartment on Thursday morning shortly after 6.30 am after suffered 'severe neck injuries'.

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A Garda at the apartment block entrance with flowers and a lighted lantern in honour of the deceased woman

A Garda at the apartment block entrance with flowers and a lighted lantern in honour of the deceased woman

A Garda at the apartment block entrance with flowers and a lighted lantern in honour of the deceased woman

A man is due in court later this morning after being charged in connection with the fatal death of a woman in a Finglas apartment.

The Brazilian woman's body was discovered in her fifth-floor apartment in Charlestown on Thursday morning shortly after 6.30am.

Sources have said the young woman had suffered 'severe neck injuries' during the attack.

A Brazilian man - who is well-known to the victim - was arrested at the scene and a knife was also recovered by gardai.

He was held on suspicion of murder and taken to Finglas Garda Station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

A garda spokesman said the man is now due to be brought before a judge this morning to be formally charged in connection with the incident.

"Gardai investigating the fatal assault that occurred at an apartment in Charlestown, Finglas, Dublin 11 on the morning of 4th November, 2021 have charged the arrested man.

"The man, aged in his 30s, was charged in relation to the offence in the early hours of this morning and is due to appear before Criminal Courts of Justice, today on Saturday 6th November, 2021 at 10.30a.m."

Following his arrest in connection with the murder, it has since emerged that the suspect had been detained by gardai just days earlier.

He was taken into garda custody under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act while behaving strangely on O’Connell Street in Dublin city centre. He was wearing only a pair of shorts at the time.

The man was taken to a garda station on the northside of Dublin city centre and a doctor was called.

After a medical assessment, it was deemed that the man was fit for release.

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But within a couple of days of this release, he was arrested on suspicion of murdering the 32-year-old woman..

Cllr Mary Callaghan described the incident as "a shocking tragedy for the family and the community".

"I offer my sincere condolences to anyone affected," she said. "We need to allow gardai time to investigate and establish what happened."

Cllr Noeleen Reilly said it was awful tragedy "to once more hear about a woman being killed in violent circumstances".

“My thoughts go to her and her family and friends," she added.

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