Gardai investigating Blood-Splattered car in a missing person and assault case in Donegal

Gardai investigating Blood-Splattered car in a missing person and assault case in Donegal

Gardai are investigating a suspected missing individual in Co Donegal by inspecting a blood-splattered car. Two people were arrested yesterday and remain in Garda custody.

It stems from an alleged major attack in the county's Slieve League/Killybegs area.

Since Monday morning, a major search has been ongoing at Slieve League, the location of Europe's tallest sea cliffs.

Gardai have cordoned off the area, which is regularly crowded with holidaymakers, as a search by several parties, including the Irish Coast Guard, the Rescue 118 helicopter, the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team, and Gardai, continues.

Since Monday, a residence in the Killybegs neighbourhood has also been blocked off. Forensic officers have arrived at the house and are searching the property.

The collection of forensic evidence from a car suspected of being relevant to the investigation will be an important aspect of the investigation. Gardai have recovered forensic samples, including blood, from the car.

Judge Brendan O'Reilly granted a warrant to examine the automobile at Letterkenny District Court on Monday.

It is believed that the car belongs to one of the two individuals arrested. The two individuals are a male in his 30s and a female in her 20s.

They are currently being held at local Garda stations in Co. Donegal under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. The guy was arrested at Letterkenny Garda Station, while the woman was arrested at Ballyshannon Garda Station.

The man's detention sentence was prolonged when he complained of feeling ill and was transported to Letterkenny University Hospital for an examination.

Gardai are seeking to anyone with knowledge about the alleged assault incident to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballyshannon Garda Station at 071 985 8530, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.