Wednesday 18 January 2017

Young couple found dead after suspected overdose of drugs

Published 05/05/2015 | 02:30

The scene of the tragedy at Clonroche, Co Wexford
The scene of the tragedy at Clonroche, Co Wexford

A young couple have been found dead from a suspected drugs overdose.

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The bodies of Stephen DeLoughry (28) and Melissa Giltrap (32) were found in a house in the village of Clonroche, Co Wexford, yesterday afternoon.

The discovery - at a property in the Woodlands estate - is understood to have been made by a relative of the young man, who raised the alarm.

Emergency services rushed to the scene but it is understood that the couple had died some time earlier.

Stephen de Loughry
Stephen de Loughry

A garda spokesman last night said the deaths were believed to be drugs-related.

Mr DeLoughry was originally from Blanchardstown in Dublin while Ms Giltrap - who has a young daughter from a previous relationship - was from Slaney View Park in Enniscorthy.

Local councillor Mary Farrell said the community in Clonroche has been left in shock and described the deaths of the young couple as "absolutely heartbreaking".

"This is a tragedy for Clonroche, Enniscorthy, Wexford and Dublin.

"A young girl now has to grow her up without her mother, it is devastating.

"The Government needs to step up their spending in areas related to tackling the drug problem head on."

If any of the above issues affect you, contact the Samaritans on 116 123 from the Republic of Ireland or 08457 90 90 90 from the UK

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