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Man arrested after body of missing woman found

Anne Shortall has been missing since Friday.

Anne Shortall.
Anne Shortall.

Updated at 7.40pm

A 38-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested after a body, believed to be that of missing woman Anne Shortall was found.

The body was found in Ashford, County Wicklow this afternoon, not far from where the 47-year-old was last seen on Friday.

The body has been taken to St Colmcille’s Hospital in Loughlinstown where a post mortem will be carried out tomorrow morning.

A 38-year-old man was arrested this afternoon in County Wicklow in connection with the investigation. He is currently detained at Wicklow Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Anyone with information in relation to the investigation is asked to contact Wicklow Garda Station on 0404-60140, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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First posted at 5.55pm

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