Wednesday 16 January 2019

Man arrested over death of woman on Co Galway farm

The woman aged in her mid-seventies was fatally injured when she was struck by an agricultural vehicle.

Gardai are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death (Niall Carson/PA)
Gardai are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death (Niall Carson/PA)

By Aoife Moore, Press Association

A man in his fifties has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman in a farm accident in Co Galway.

Gardai investigating the circumstances surrounding the death on the farm in Portumna on April 27 this year arrested the man on Tuesday morning.

The woman aged in her mid-seventies was fatally injured when she was struck by an agricultural vehicle shortly after 4pm on a farm located near Boula, on the outskirts of Portumna.

Gardai and emergency services attended the scene and the woman was pronounced dead a short time later.

At the time, the scene was preserved and examined by the Garda Technical Bureau and State Pathologist.

The man was detained at Loughrea Garda station.

Press Association

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