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Irene Lawless murder inquiry: Two men bailed by police

Irene Lawless
Image caption Irene Lawless was described as 'well liked and independent'

Two men arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a Carmarthenshire woman at her village home have been released on police bail.

The pair, aged 20 and 30, were held on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The body of grandmother Irene Lawless, 67, was found at her home, where she lived alone, at Llanllwni on Monday.

Police are continuing to question a 26-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder. All three men were arrested in Kent where Ms Lawless' car was found.

Dyfed-Powys Police said Ms Lawless had lived on the village's Bryndulais estate for many years.

She has been described locally as a "well-liked and independent lady".

Her son Jason has described her as "a loving mother and grandmother, a really peaceful person who loved the garden, animals and her paintings".

'Investigation ongoing'

Ms Lawless' family have appealed for the people of Carmarthenshire, and the community of Llanllwni in particular, to assist the police in whatever way they can.

Dyfed-Powys Police have confirmed that Ms Lawless' vehicle, a Black Audi A3 car registration P659 AKG, has been recovered in the Kent area.

Det Supt Pam Kelly said: "The investigation is ongoing and one person is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

"This person, along with two others, had been arrested in the Kent area."

Police have appealed for anyone with information which could help the investigation to come forward by calling 101.

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