Sunday 18 March 2018

Broken door was only sign of trouble

Majella O'Sullivan

A BROKEN door was the only sign that something was amiss.

Outside there was no sign of forced entry and upstairs a light on suggested that the occupant of the apartment might even be home.

But gardai had to break the sitting room door in a downstairs apartment to gain entry to a separate apartment upstairs where they found a woman tied up on Thursday morning.

Last night the neighbour who occupied the downstairs floor of the house was quickly trying to grab some belongings and head to a friend's house for the night.

She had returned to her rented apartment at Number 7, Anvil Court in Roscommon briefly, bringing with her a friend for moral support.

That morning she had been woken by gardai who wanted to gain entry to the upstairs apartment from her flat.

"I was after finishing my shift and was asleep when the guards were knocking at the door," she told the Irish Independent.

"They had to break the sitting room door to get upstairs."

The neighbour, who did not wish to be named, later watched an ambulance crew remove Collette Keane from the property in a wheelchair.

Irish Independent

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