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Man arrested in Mary Boyle case 21.10.14

A MAN was arrested today in connection with the disappearance of Donegal child Mary Boyle more than 37 years ago.
The man, aged 64, was arrested for alleged kidnapping following new evidence being uncovered by the review team based in the northern region.
Mary (6), from Belcruit, Kincasslagh, was on a family visit to her grandparents’ home near Ballyshannon accompanied by her parents and siblings, when she went missing on March 18, 1977.
The man is currently being questioned at Mullingar Station. He can be detained for up to 24 hours.
Assistant Commissioner northern region, Kieran Kenny said: "We are appealing for anyone with any information on the circumstances around Mary's disappearance to contact us.
"Even something that people may have thought was insignificant at the time could help us advance the continuing investigation."
Mary is officially Ireland’s longest-missing person.
As well as the investigation at the time there have been two reviews by An Garda Síochána into Mary's disappearance and, presumed, murder. The latest began in 2011 and is being undertaken by a review team from the northern region.
The team has to date conducted a significant investigation that has involved interviewing a wide range of people and undertaking a number of searches with the assistance of forensic and geology experts. Its investigation is ongoing.
Mary Boyle.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Incident Room at Ballyshannon Garda Station at 071 9858530 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.
Gardaí said a family liaison officer has been continuously liaising with Mary’s mother, Ann Boyle, to keep her informed of developments including today’s arrest.
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