Man arrested in Limerick over murder in Cork of Nicola Collins

Man arrested in Limerick over murder in Cork of Nicola Collins
The crime scene on Pophams Road, Farranree. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

A 44-year-old man was arrested this morning in the Limerick City area in connection with the ongoing investigation into the murder of Nicola Collins. 

He has been brought to Cork and is currently detained at Mayfield Garda Station in Cork under the provisions of Section 4-Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Gardaísaid their investigations are ongoing.

Ms Collins was murdered in a flat on Popham's Road in Farranree in the early hours on Monday morning.

Gardaí are pouring through CCTV footage from the area of Popham’s Road as investigations continue into the murder of mum Nicola Collins.

The Tralee-born woman died from severe head and neck injuries at an apartment on the road in the early hours of Monday morning.

A 42-year-old man questioned by gardaí about the murder was released without charge yesterday morning. Gardai will now prepare a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions who will decide if charges will be brought in the case.

Investigators are now viewing CCTV footage collected from businesses and homes near the apartment as they search for vital clues in the investigation.

Door-to-door enquiries have also been carried out by members of the garda team working on the case. Forensics gardaí remained at the scene for several hours yesterday.

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