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Man (30s) arrested in murder probe after woman found with 'severe neck injuries' in Finglas

It's understood the victim was known to the man who has been arrested

The man arrested is understood to be Brazilian

Ken Foy and Neil Fetherstonhaugh

Gardai have arrested a man in his 30s who is suspected of murdering a woman in a horrific incident in Finglas this morning.

The victim who is understood to be a Brazilian national suffered “severe neck injuries” and senior sources say that officers believe that there may have been an attempt to decapitate the tragic woman.

It is understood the victim was known to the man arrested.

The man is also understood to be Brazilian and he was arrested at the gruesome scene this morning.

A knife used in the murder has been recovered by officers.

The man, in his 30s, has been taken to Finglas Garda Station where he is currently being quizzed in relation to the death of the woman who was also in her 30s.

Gardaí said they attended the scene at approximately 6.15am and gained entrance to the premises.

“The body of a woman, aged in her 30s, was discovered having suffered fatal injuries,” gardai said.

“Her body remains at the scene.

“The scene is currently preserved, and a technical examination is to be carried out by the Garda Technical Bureau. The office of the State Pathologist has been notified and a post-mortem will be conducted later today.

“A man, aged in his 30s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and taken to Finglas Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

There was shock and revulsion in the community as details of the killing emerged.

One local councillor in Finglas said the community was behind the family and friends of the woman.

"This is another sad situation coming just a couple of months after we had a similar incident not too far away,” Cllr Keith Connolly said.

"Obviously, the community is appalled and shocked by this incident in the early hours of this morning.

"I'd like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the person and let them know the community is behind them."

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."

Meanwhile, the apartment has been preserved as Garda Technical teams are continuing investigations the area.

Gardaí were called to the apartment in Charlestown earlier this morning where they found the woman, who appeared to have serious injuries.

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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