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Teenager arrested after allegedly killing family member in Offaly

A teenage boy has been arrested after allegedly killing a family member and streaming it on social media.

The youth, understood to be 15 years old, killed the woman with a knife at a property in Tullamore, Co Offaly earlier today.

Distressing footage of the incident was quickly shared online afterwards. Gardaí have appealed to people not to the distribute the video.

“Gardaí are currently at the scene of a violent incident at a residential property in a rural area outside of Tullamore, Co. Offaly, this afternoon, Friday 29th September 2023,” a Garda statement said.

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“A male has been arrested. No further details being provided at this time.

“Investigations are at an early stage and An Garda Síochána will not be providing any further details at this time.

“An Garda Síochána is aware that images from this incident are circulating on social media and messaging apps and An Garda Síochána is appealing to any person who receives these images not to share the content,” she explained.