Man arrested in connection with murder of a juvenile in Drogheda

Friday, February 19
Michael Hennessey

Gardaí in Drogheda investigating the murder of a juvenile in January last year, arrested a man in his mid 20s this morning.

The man is currently detained at Mountjoy Garda station under a Section 42 warrant of Criminal Justice Act, 1999.

A man and woman were arrested in connection to the same case last Wednesday and they remain in Garda custody detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at Drogheda and Balbriggan Garda stations. 

This brings to eight the number of arrests for this investigation.

Section 252 (1) of the Children Act, 2001 prevents the media from disclosing any details regarding the identity of the victim.