Man arrested following the fatal assault of a young woman this morning

The Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal assault of a young woman in Co. Meath on Friday morning.

Gardaí responded to a call of an unresponsive woman (20s) in a house in the Rathmore area of Athboy in the early hours of this morning.  National Ambulance Service personnel also attended the scene and sadly the woman was declared deceased.  

Her body remains at the scene, which is currently preserved for forensic and technical examination.

The office of the State Pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau have been notified and a post-mortem examination will be arranged.

A man aged in his 30s was later arrested at a different location and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, in Ashbourne Garda Station.

A Senior Investigating Officer has been appointed and an incident room has been established at Kells Garda Station.

Enquiries are ongoing.



Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device in cookies to serve you personalized content and ads.

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.