A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with the murder of a young woman in her 20s who was killed while out jogging yesterday evening.
The fatal assault took place at approximately 4pm along the canal bank at Cappincur, Tullamore, County Offaly.
It is believed the young female was local and was exercising along a well-known recreational route when she was attacked.
Gardaí are appealing for any one with any information on this fatal assault to come forward.
In particular Gardaí are appealing to any one that was in the Cappincur/Canal walk area of Tullamore, County Offaly before 4pm on Wednesday, 12th January, to make contact with them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 932 7600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.