Two released as gardai investigate brutal murder of Drogheda teen


Two people who were arrested this week in connection to the brutal murder of a teenage boy in Drogheda in January 2020 have been released.

A man was arrested yesterday morning and detained at Mountjoy Garda Station.

Additionally, a woman was arrested on Wednesday and detained at Balbriggan Garda Station.

Both of them have since been released without charge.

Another man, who was arrested on Wednesday, remains in custody at Drogheda Garda Station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007.

A garda spokesman said: “A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.”

The boy cannot be named due to a recent decision of the Court of Appeal which states minors who are victims of crime cannot be identified, even if they are deceased.

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Source: Dublin News