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Gardaí investigating petrol bomb attack at prison officer's home

No one was injured in the incident and emergency services managed to extinguish the blaze.

The entrance to the estate where the incident occurred.
The entrance to the estate where the incident occurred.
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Updated: 5pm

THE PRISON OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (POA) has said it is “deeply concerned” after one of its members’ homes was targeted in an arson attack in Cork.

Gardaí said that a car, which belongs to a prison officer based in the county, had been set on fire in Blarney in Cork at about 12.30am last night.

The POA said it had raised the issue of members’ safety with management on a number of occassions but added that its thoughts are with the man and his family.

The statement read: “Our thoughts at this time are very much with the prison officers involved and their families. We will do all we possibly can to support them after such a traumatic event.

The POA has consistently raised the issue of attacks on prison officers and their property both inside and outside of prisons over years. We again call on the Minister and the Prison Service to review all such events and do  all possible prevent such vicious attacks into the future.

No one was injured in the incident and emergency services managed to extinguish the blaze.

No arrests have been made and the incident is being investigated.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Gurranabraher Garda Station on 021-4946200.

Prison Officers Association is deeply concerned about an attack on the car of two serving prison officers in Cork earlier today.

With reporting by Garreth MacNamee

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