BREAKING: Man arrested in connection with brutal gangland murder of teenager Keane Mulready Woods
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BREAKING: Man arrested in connection with brutal gangland murder of teenager Keane Mulready Woods

A MAN has been arrested in connection with the murder of teenager Keane Mulready Woods.

Gardaí have this morning confirmed that a man aged in his 40's has been arrested as part of the investigation into the brutal gangland murder of Keane, 17, in January of this year.

He is currently being detained at Drogheda Garda Station under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

He can be held for up to seven days.

A Garda investigation into Keane's death has been ongoing since the 17-year-old was murdered after being abducted from close to his home in Drogheda in January of this year.

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Keane Mulready-Woods (An Garda Síochána )

The 17-year-old was then taken to a house in Rathmullen Park where he was killed and his body dismembered, with his arms and legs dumped in a bag in Coolock, North Dublin on the night of Monday, January 13. 

The body parts were deliberately left near a rival gangster’s home in the region, and were found by a group of teenagers uninvolved in the feud.

Two days later, Mulready-Woods' head and hands were found in a burning car in Drumcondra. 

It is believed the teenager's torso is still missing.

Gardaí are investigating under the belief that Keane's murder was related to an ongoing feud between two criminals gangs based in Drogheda.

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A suspect in his horrific murder was himself killed in a shooting in Belfast in April of this year, and in October, a man in his 50's was charged with impeding the investigation into Keane's murder.

Investigations continue.