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Man arrested as part of Sligo murder investigation

A man who was holding a knife at the house was tasered by members of the Regional Support Unit.

Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie

Updated 6.30pm 

A MAN HAS been arrested as part of the murder investigation into the death of a female in Sligo.

This follows an incident at a house in the county earlier this morning.

The 33-year-old is currently being detained at Sligo Garda Station under the Criminal Justice Act.

Gardaí who were called to the house found a man holding a knife. He was later tasered by members of the Regional Support Unit.

The officers were called to the house on Mailcoach Road, Sligo at around 10:30am.

Both the man and a woman in her early 20s were treated at the scene and taken to Sligo Regional Hospital.

The woman was pronounced dead shortly after 11am.

The scene is now being preserved for a technical examination and the State Pathologist, Marie Cassidy has been notified and is expected to conduct the post mortem later this evening.

Gardai have now began a murder investigation and anyone with any information is being asked to contact Sligo Garda Station 071 9157000, The Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

First published 1.55pm 

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