Two more men arrested in connection with murder of teenager Keane Mulready Woods
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Two more men arrested in connection with murder of teenager Keane Mulready Woods

TWO FURTHER arrests have been made in connection with the murder of Keane Mulready Woods.

An Garda Síochána have confirmed they have arrested two men in relation to the barbaric murder and dismemberment of 17-year-old Keane, who was abducted and killed in Drogheda in January of this year.

According to Gardaí, a man in his early 20s was arrested shortly after 7am yesterday morning, Thursday 10 December, and is being detained for questioning at Dundalk Garda Station under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

A second man, also aged in his early 20s, was arrested shortly after 10am yesterday morning and is being detained for questioning at Mountjoy Garda Station under the provisions of Section 42 of the Criminal Justice Act 1999.

The arrests come two days after a man in his 40s was arrested under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 as part of the investigation into Keane's brutal gangland murder.

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The suspect was told he could be held for up to 7 days for questioning, and he remains in police custody.

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.

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.

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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.

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.