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Ashling Murphy Murder: Gardaí Appeal For Information On Man In 'Black Tracksuit'

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

06:27 17 Jan 2022

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Gardai have issued an appeal for information about a man dressed in black, and asked anyone who may have seen this person to contact them.

It is in connection with the death of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore last Wednesday.

They're asking people who may have seen a man in the area dressed in black tracksuit top, black tracksuit bottoms with a large white stripe or white writing on the side, and black runners to contact them.

They want to hear from anyone who saw this man in the area, or anyone who gave him a lift.

A Garda Spokesperson told Spin:

"Did you see a man dressed in black tracksuit top (no hood), black tracksuit bottoms with a large white stripe or white writing on the side and black runners."

"Did you see this man walking in the Tullamore area?"

"Did you give a lift to this man on the evening of the 12th January 2022."

"Did you notice this man loitering at any location or involved in any activity which drew your attention?"

"Gardaí continue to appeal to any person in the general Tullamore area on the 12th January 2022, with any form of video footage to contact us."

False Information

Gardaí are also warning about sharing misinformation on social media about Ashling Murphy's murder investigation.

They say sharing false information is unhelpful into the criminal investigation.

"An Garda Síochána appeals to everyone to STOP sharing these messages," a spokesperson said.

"Not only are they misinformed, inaccurate and dangerous, they are unhelpful to the criminal investigation."

"If you have information, which is relevant to this criminal investigation you should contact the investigation team at Tullamore Garda Station (9357060) with this information."

The Garda Confidential Line is at 1800 666 111, or people with information can contact any Garda Station

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Grand Canal

Officers are also appealing to anyone who was near the Grand Canal in Tullamore last Wednesday to get in contact.

They're especially keen to talk to anyone who was at the stretch between Digby's Bridge and Ballycommon.

"Whether you think you saw anything or not please contact Gardaí in Tullamore," the spokesperson said.

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Recycling Centre

It comes as officers searched a recycling centre in county Offaly, as well as houses in Dublin and Offaly, and seized vehicles.

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