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Gardaí appeal for information on Bailieborough death

Gardaí are looking to speak to anyone who may have been in the Drumbannon area of the County Cavan town yesterday after a woman’s body was found.

The Square Bar in Bailieborough (File photo)
The Square Bar in Bailieborough (File photo)
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GARDAÍ IN CAVAN are appealing for information after the body of a 54-year-old woman, named locally as Patricia Kierans, was found at a house in Bailieborough.

The deceased woman’s sister rang gardaí yesterday, expressing concern that she could not contact her sister.

Gardaí commenced enquiries and went to the Square Bar in Bailieborough shortly after. There, sometime after 7pm, a man barricaded himself in the basement after threatening gardaí with a shotgun.

Gardaí then went to a house in the Brumbannon estate in the town, where they found the body of the woman who appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds.

State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy visited the house at Drumbannon this morning and carried out a preliminary examination of the scene.

The body of the deceased will be removed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda later today, where a full post mortem will be carried out.

Standoff

The man was arrested after 3am this morning, following an hours-long standoff with gardaí. No shots were fired and the man is currently detained in Bailieborough garda station.

Gardaí based at Bailieborough have launched a full investigation into the incident and are appealing to any person who may have seen any unusual or suspicious activity at Drumbannon between 9am and 7pm yesterday to contact them.

They are also appealing for anyone patrons who may have been in The Square Bar, Bailieboro between 4pm and 7pm and who also may have seen any unusual or suspicious activity to come forward.

Those with information are asked to contact Bailieborough Garda Station on 042 969 4570 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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