Update: Renewed appeal for witnesses from Cork gardaí investigating the murder of Paul Jones

Update: Renewed appeal for witnesses from Cork gardaí investigating the murder of Paul Jones

The man and woman have both been arrested on suspicion of murder. Picture Dan Linehan

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for witnesses in their investigation into the murder of Paul Jones.

This morning a man and woman were arrested and are being held on suspicion of murder.

The woman, in her early 50s is being detained in Togher Garda Station while the man in his early 40s is being detained at Mayfield Garda Station. 

Both are detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. 

Gardaí at Anglesea Street investigating the murder are appealing to any persons who were in the Bandon Road area between 9.30pm and 10.30pm on Wednesday, September 4.

Gardaí are also appealing to any motorists travelling in the area at that time who may have dashcam footage to make contact.

Murder victim Paul Jones was last seen on Tuesday.

Investigators say the 55-year-old Mayfield native was killed in his home on Bandon Road and that there were no signs of a break-in.

The man and woman have both been arrested on suspicion of murder. Picture Dan Linehan
The man and woman have both been arrested on suspicion of murder. Picture Dan Linehan

No weapon has been found, but it is understood that one was used in the murder.

Gardaí said they are not revealing the last place where Mr Jones was seen, or the results of the postmortem, for operational reasons. 

Crime investigators have been working at the house to search for clues to help them progress the investigation.

Paul Jones (55) originally from Mayfield, who was found murdered in his home on Bandon Road. Pic Provision
Paul Jones (55) originally from Mayfield, who was found murdered in his home on Bandon Road. Pic Provision

Investigators have asked members of the public who may have seen anything suspicious in the area of Bandon Road/McCurtain Villas between last Monday and Saturday morning to contact them.

Mr Jones, from Cahergal, had been living in the rented property on Bandon Road for a number of years. He was found dead by his son on Saturday morning.

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