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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Gardai arrest fourth teen in connection with suspicious factory fire

Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Gardai have arrested a fourth teenager in connection with a suspicious fire that destroyed a paper factory in Drogheda.

The young man in his mid teens was arrested in the Drogheda area this morning in connection with the blaze at the Dawn Paper factory on Donore Road.

He is currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Dundalk Garda Station.

Meanwhile, the three other teenagers who had been detained yesterday were released last night.

There is now one male in custody, gardai confirm.

Firefighters were called to the scene around 9.30pm on Saturday and tackled the fire throughout the night.

A number of units from Louth and Meath Fire Services worked to bring it under control.

There have been no reports of any casualties.

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