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Saturday 22 September 2018

Investigation over injured woman and stillborn baby

Annalise Murphy with team members Martin Stromberg and Lucas
Chapman during the 45,000-mile sea race. Photo: Domnick Walsh
Annalise Murphy with team members Martin Stromberg and Lucas Chapman during the 45,000-mile sea race. Photo: Domnick Walsh

Gardai are investigating the circumstances in which a pregnant woman suffered multiple injuries.

The woman, who is understood to be in her 30s, required hospital treatment for her injuries last Sunday.

It is understood the woman, who was around 32 weeks pregnant, subsequently delivered her baby in the following 26 hours. However, the infant girl was stillborn.

The Kerry coroner was notified and the Office of the State Pathologist was contacted with the request that a post-mortem examination be carried out.

That examination is expected to be carried out tomorrow at University Hospital Kerry.

It is understood the nature of the garda investigation will be determined by the results of the post-mortem examination.

Gardai attended the hospital when the nature of the woman's injuries became known.

Assault

Subsequently, a man in his 20s was arrested at an address in Kerry on Sunday.

He was detained under Section Four of the Criminal Justice Act and questioned in respect of an alleged serious assault.

The young man was later released without charge.

A file on the matter will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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