Man held over murder of woman in Bray

Friday 27 June 2014 21.57
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Forensic investigators carry out an examination of the house
Forensic investigators carry out an examination of the house
The house on the Southern Cross Road in Bray has been sealed off
The house on the Southern Cross Road in Bray has been sealed off
Deputy State Pathologist Michael Curtis completed a post mortem on the women's body
Deputy State Pathologist Michael Curtis completed a post mortem on the women's body

A 21-year-old man is being questioned over the murder of a 50-year-old woman in Bray, Co Wicklow.

The woman's body was discovered at a house at Deepdales, a housing estate just off the Southern Cross Road, at 1.30am this morning.

Deputy State Pathologist Michael Curtis carried out a post mortem examination at St Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, and a preliminary report has been given to gardaí.

Gardaí are not releasing the results of the post mortem but said the women died in violent circumstances.

A family liason officer has been appointed to the case.

Gardaí carried out door-to-door inquiries in the area today to establish what happened last night.

The man was arrested at 11am and is being held at Bray Garda Station.