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Man arrested over murder of Audrius Butkus

The Lithuanian national was found dead on Mornington beach on 10 September.

The scene at Mornington beach on 10 September
The scene at Mornington beach on 10 September
Image: Barry Cronin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A MAN IN his fifties has been arrested as part of the garda investigation into the killing of Lithuanian national Audrius Butkus, whose body was found on Mornington beach last month.

It’s understood the 44-year-old, who had lived in the Drogheda are for a number of years, died as a result of severe head wounds. His body was found on the Co Meath beach, at the mouth of the River Boyne, on 10 September.

Three people, a man in his fifties and two women aged in their thirties and sixties, were previously questioned in connection with the case.

The man being questioned today was picked up yesterday in the Drogheda area and taken to the town’s garda station.

He’s being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

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