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Boyfriend held after Irish woman found dead in Athens, Greece

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The boyfriend of an Irish woman has been arrested after she died in Greece.

The body of the 48-year-old, who is thought to have been from Northern Ireland, was discovered in a flat in the Amepolkipoi area of Athens.

Her remains had been there for 20 days. The case is now in the hands of the Greek prosecutor.

The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs said: "We are aware of the case and the department is providing consular assistance to the woman's family."

The dead woman, who has not been named by Greek police, is believed to have lived in Athens for a number of years.

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