Friday 19 December 2014

Murder probe police in new arrests

Published 11/12/2012 | 21:24

Gardai seal off the scene of the fatal shooting in the village of Golden, near Clonmel

Gardai investigating a gangland-style murder in a rural village have made further arrests.

Three people are being questioned in connection with the killing of Shane Rossiter in Co Tipperary on October 17.

The men, aged from their late 20s to early 40s, were the latest in a string of arrests.

Rossiter, who had drug and burglary convictions, became the 14th victim of gun crime this year when he was shot dead in a house just yards from a church in Golden.

Five men and two women were arrested on Monday in connection with the shooting.

Six of them remain in custody. One of the men was released earlier without charge.

All the arrests were made in Tipperary and those detained were being held in different Garda stations throughout the area.

They can be held for up to three days from their arrest under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

Rossiter, 30, was shot in a house and rushed to South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel, where he was pronounced dead.

His teenage brother Brian died 10 years ago after he fell into a coma in Garda custody in their hometown of Clonmel. The 14-year-old had been arrested for alleged public disorder.

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