A man has been arrested in Co Longford today as part of the ongoing investigation into incidents that took place near Strokestown in December.

On Sunday morning 16th December, a group of up to 20 masked men attacked security guards at a farmhouse at Falsk, near Strokestown.

Three security guards required hospital treatment after the pre-dawn attack, while a number of vehicles were burnt out.

It followed the eviction of a local family from the farmhouse earlier that week.

As investigations continue into the criminal damage and assault, Gardai have confirmed that a man in his 50's was arrested following a search of a house in the Killoe area of Longford today.

He's being detained at Castlerea Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

This is the 5th person to be arrested as part of the investigation, with two people currently before the courts, and Gardai say their investigations are ongoing.

 

 

 

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