Woman stabbed to death in Kilkenny shop

A murder investigation is under way after a woman in her 20s was stabbed in a shop in Kilkenny city centre on Thursday night.

The woman was at work in a Holland and Barrett shop at Market Cross shopping centre shortly after 20:30 BST, when a man came into the shop and stabbed her.

Emergency services were called and the woman was brought to hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

A 27-year-old man was arrested a short time later.

He is being questioned at Kilkenny Garda Station.

A post mortem examination is due to be carried out on Friday.

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