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Saturday 21 April 2018

Man to appear in court over arson attacks this morning

A garda car
A garda car

A MAN is scheduled to appear before Clonakilty District Court tomorrow charged in relation to a series of arson incidents.

At around 5.15am this morning, gardai responded to a call relating to a number of cars on fire at the Fire Station in Skibbereen, Co Cork. 

On arrival they discovered four cars on fire inside the compound and one on fire outside. These cars were used for training purposes.

Shortly afterwards, at approximately 5.30am, gardai went to an incident at a plant hire firm on Marsh Road in which a car and a caravan had been set on fire.

Gardai conducted a search of the surrounding area near Marsh Road and discovered a man in his thirties hiding in a ditch nearby.

He was arrested and brought to Skibbereen Garda Station where he was detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The male was scheduled to appear before Clonakilty District Court this morning charged in relation to these arson incidents, and other arson incidents in the Skibbereen area over the past 12

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