Thousands gather across UK and Ireland to remember Ashling Murphy squib

Vigils held for 23-year-old teacher murdered while out running as gardaí report ‘significant progress’ in hunt for killer

Vigils are taking place across Ireland and the UK in memory of murdered 23-year-old teacher Ashling Murphy.

Irish police are continuing to hunt for the killer of Murphy, who was found dead on Wednesday after going for a run on the banks of the Grand Canal in Tullamore, County Offaly. The Garda Síochána said it had made “significant progress” in its investigation amid reports that detectives had identified a person of interest.

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