Six people questioned in murder probe

A TEENAGE girl was among six people being questioned last night in Limerick in connection with a brutal murder.

Four females and two males were being held at three different stations in the city, Roxoro Road, Henry Street and Mayorstone.

They are being held under Sections 30 and 4 of the Offences Against the State Act.

The arrests were the first in the investigation into the murder of Jeffrey Hannon, aged 19, at Southill, on November 22, 2007.

His body was found on open ground a short distance from his home at Galtee View.

He had spent a time working in England in a pub owned by his aunt.

Gardaí said he was a fine young man who had never been in trouble.

He died from a wound to the back of his head caused by a blunt instrument.

Mr Hannon had been at home that night and went out later and was last seen alive standing near a bonfire where a number of people had gathered.

Gardaí have carried out an extensive investigation with back up from members from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Most of those arrested were brought into custody early yesterday and others were arrested on Tuesday.

They are all from the south side of the city.

The youngest is a girl under the age of 18.

The five others are in their teens and early 20s.


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