Two Further Arrests Over McAnaspie Murder

Two males are being detained in connection with the murder of Daniel McAnaspie in April.

Daniel's body was found in a field in Co Meath in April, almost three months after he went missing while in State care.

Gardai said they made the arrests yesterday afternoon, and are questioning two males in their 20s as part of the investigation.

The 17-year-old, who was in the care of the Health Service Executive, went missing last February.

Daniel's body was found three months later in farmland at Rathfeigh, Co Meath. He had been stabbed to death.

Daniel, who was originally from Finglas, was last seen with friends at a house in Blanchardstown, on 26 February where a group of young people were drinking.

It is understood he went to the house with some friends to meet some teenage girls he knew. Detectives have established that a group of up to seven people were socialising there that night.

It is believed that over the course of the night, the teenager got into a row with some young men who were not his friends which developed into scuffles with some of the young men on the street. They range in age from 17 to their early 20s. The cause of the row remains unclear.

McAnaspie, who has two brothers and three sisters, was not involved in criminality and despite having a difficult upbringing because of the death of both his parents at a young age, was considered a well-adjusted individual.

The two males are detained in Blanchardstown and Finglas Garda Stations under Section 4 of The Criminal Justice Act 1984. This brings the total number of arrests in relation to this investigation to 10.


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