A man has been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into criminal damage and assaults carried out by a gang of men at a house near Strokestown, Co Roscommon last month.

Gardai have confirmed to Midwest News that a 54 year old man was arrested in Co Mayo this morning and is being detained at Castlerea Garda Station.

It follows an incident at a farmhouse at Falsk, Strokestown, when a gang of people stormed the property in the early hours of Sunday 16th December and assaulted a number of security guards who were guarding the property following the eviction of a family the previous week.

Some of the security personnel were injured in the incident, while a guard dog had to be put down and two vehicles were burnt out.

Gardai say the man arrested in Mayo this morning in connection with their investigation is being held at Castlerea Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.




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