Cork city: Woman found dead after an assault

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Image caption The assault occurred in the Mayfield area in Cork city on Monday morning

A 60-year-old woman has died and a man, reported to be her husband, has been injured in an assault in the Republic of Ireland.

Police were called to a house on Murmount Avenue, Montenotte, Cork city at 08:00 GMT on Monday where a woman's body was found.

A man in his 60s was taken to Mercy University Hospital Cork with non-life-threatening injuries.

A man in his mid-20s was arrested at the scene, police said.

He is being held at Mayfield Police Station.

RTE is reporting that the woman had been stabbed.

The scene is being preserved for technical examination.

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