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Wednesday, 17th February 2021

Two arrested in connection with murder of Drogheda juvenile in 2020

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Gardaí in Drogheda have arrested a man and a woman today in connection with the murder of a juvenile in January 2020.

Both were arrested in Drogheda and are being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

The man is being detained at Drogheda Garda Station, and the woman is detained at Balbriggan Garda Station.

This brings to seven the number of arrests in this investigation to date.

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We are precluded by law from naming the juvenile in question – see below:

Section 252 (1) of the Children Act, 2001 states inter alia "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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