Arrest made in UK in connection to 2017 murder of pensioner in Limerick
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Arrest made in UK in connection to 2017 murder of pensioner in Limerick

A PERSON has been arrested in the UK in relation to the 2017 murder of a pensioner in Limerick two years ago.

Rose Hanrahan was found dead in her Thomondgate home on December 15, 2017.

It is believed the 78-year-old widow died after being violently assaulted during a break-in at her home in a case that shocked the nation.

Despite a major investigation in which gardaí spoke to 1,300 people and reached out to Interpol, no arrests were made at the time.

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However gardaí have now confirmed they are aware an individual has been arrested on foot of a European Arrest Warrant in relation to their inquiries into the investigation.

Gardaí are now awaiting the outcome of court proceedings in the UK, where the warrant has been executed.