Drogheda Murder Update 2 hours Ago?

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Gardai issue update after two people were arrested relating to brutal murder of Drogheda teen

  2 hrs ago


Two people who were arrested this week in connection with the murder of a teenage boy in Drogheda in January last year have been released while another man remains in custody.a man in a police car parked in a parking lot© Provided by Extra.ie

The man detained at Mountjoy Garda station yesterday and the women detained at Balbriggan Garda station on Wednesday have both been released without charge.

Files on both the man and the woman will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.a close up of a street in front of a building: A man remains in custody in connection with the murder of a teenage boy in Drogheda in January 2020. Pic: Collins© Provided by Extra.ie A man remains in custody in connection with the murder of a teenage boy in Drogheda in January 2020. Pic: Collins

The man arrested on Wednesday and detained at Drogheda Garda station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act remains in custody.

The boy cannot be named due to a recent decision of the Court of Appeal, which states minors who are victims of crime cannot be identified, even if they are deceased.

Section 252 (1) of the Children Act, 2001 states that ‘in relation to any proceedings for an offence against a child or where a child is a witness in any such proceedings … no report which reveals the name, address or school of the child or includes any particulars likely to lead to his or her identification’ and ‘no picture which purports to be or include a picture of the child or which is likely to lead to his or her identification’ shall be published or included in a broadcast. 

 

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