Northern Ireland

Saoirse Smyth: Sniffer dogs search Omeath woods

Saoirse Smyth Image copyright PSNI
Image caption Ms Smyth was last seen in April 2017. Her body has never been found.

Police in the Republic of Ireland have begun searching woods in County Louth for the body of a Belfast woman.

Saoirse Smyth, 28, was last seen in April 2017. Her body has never been found.

An Garda Síochána is assisting the Police Service of Northern Ireland in their investigation into her murder.

Image caption Searches are taking place in Omeath using specialist equipment

On Monday, officers began searching for her in a forested area of Omeath using specialist equipment and trained dogs.

In July 2018, officers from both police forces carried out a technical examination of a house in Omeath.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Image caption The Police Service of Northern Ireland is leading the investigation into the murder of Saoirse Smyth

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