Appeal for information following death of woman in Kilkenny

A man in his 30s was arrested following the woman's death yesterday

Appeal for information following death of woman in Kilkenny

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A post mortem examination is expected to take place today on the body of a woman who died in Kilkenny yesterday.

The woman - who was in her 20s - was found with serious injuries at the foot of a stairs in a house on Bridge Street in Freshford shortly after midday.

She passed away later in hospital, and the post mortem will take place at Waterford Regional Hospital.

A man in his 30s is being held at Kilkenny Garda Station in connection with her death.

Meanwhile, Gardaí are asking anyone with information to contact them at Kilkenny Garda Station on 056-777-5000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111, or any Garda station.

"Gardai are particularly appealing to anybody who visited the local Costcutter shop, or who may have been in the Bridge Street area of Freshford Village, between the hours of 8am and 1pm on Sunday the 14th May and who may have heard or noticed anything out of the ordinary to contact them," officers said in a statement. 

Michael O'Toole is the Crime Correspondent with the Irish Daily Star. He explained: "At this stage it would be classed as a suspicious death.

"It may have been accidental, it may have been something more sinister. The fact that a man has been arrested shows that Gardaí are very suspicious about this."