Eight people in garda custody in Laois and Kildare over murder of Offaly man

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Eight people in garda custody in Laois and Kildare over murder of Offaly man

The late Mark Loughlin

Laois Offaly Kildare Divisional Gardaí investigating the murder of Edenderry man Mark Loughlin have made eight arrests.

Mr Loughlin was found dead on a roadway at Allenwood South, Co Kildare, on January 3, following what gardai suspected to be a fatal assault.

Gardaí say that that on Wednesday morning, April 14 an operation was mounted with the assistance of officers from across Kildare and Laois-Offaly Divisions, to search a number of premises and to arrest eight people for the murder of Mark Loughlin and related offences.

The eight arrested persons, including six men, one woman and one male juvenile, were detained at stations in Kildare and Laois under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939-98.

Investigations are ongoing.