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Man Charged With The Murder Of Ashling Murphy Further Remanded In Custody

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

01:14 26 Jan 2022

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A 31-year-old Slovakian man charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy in Co Offaly has been further remanded in custody.

Jozef Puska appeared in court again this afternoon.

Mr Puska, of Lynally Grove, Mucklagh, Co Offaly, appeared by videolink before Cloverhill District Court this afternoon.

He is accused of the murder of 23-year-old school teacher Ashling Murphy, who died on Wednesday January 12th.

Appearing before Judge Victor Blake this afternoon, Mr Puska addressed the court only to confirm his name - through an interpreter.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court again on Wednesday, February 9th for formal DPP directions.

Andrew Lowth reports from Cloverhill District Court.

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