Sunday 20 August 2017

Former politician arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder

Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

A FORMER politician has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

The man, who is middle aged and connected to a high profile political family, was detained at his home.

The arrest followed a lengthy investigation by detectives into reports that the man had solicited a number of people to help execute the plan.

The suspect was arrested for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

He was being questioned on conspiracy to murder up to three people.

The man is understood to be in a very distressed condition in custody which has complicated garda efforts to question him about the matter.

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