Man held following death of elderly woman in Clontarf

A man is in custody following the tragic death of a woman in her 80s in Clontarf on Sunday evening.

The woman was assaulted and fatally injured at her home in Kincora Court in Clontarf on Sunday evening, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is believed the man, who is in his 60s, was known to the woman and lived at an address close by.

He is currently being detained at Clontarf Garda Station, where he has been held since Sunday night.

In a statement regarding the incident, Gardai said: “A female received fatal injuries as a result of the incident [in Clontarf]. Her body remains at the scene. The scene is currently preserved and the State Pathologist has been notified.

“A male was arrested at the scene and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 in Clontarf Garda Station. Investigations are ongoing.”

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