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Three guns seized in Limerick following five arrests in relation to violent disorder incident

Gardaí began an investigation after shots were fired at a house in Limerick on 4 January.

Photo supplied by gardaí of seized firearms
Photo supplied by gardaí of seized firearms
Image: An Garda Síochána/Facebook

Updated Jan 14th 2020, 6:10 PM

GARDAÍ IN LIMERICK have seized three suspected guns following searches in the south side of the city today. 

It follows the arrest of a five people in relation to a violent disorder in the city on 4 January.

The incident took place on Lenihan Avenue, in Prospect, Co Limerick. A number of individuals armed with offensive weapons.

A full-scale investigation was launched by Gardaí which has culminated in a number of searches being carried out this morning, 14 January in the south side of Limerick city.

It resulted in the arrest of four men aged between 19 and 45, and one juvenile. They are currently detained at Roxboro Road and Henry Street Garda Stations under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Gardaí said they also began an investigation after shots were fired at a house in Limerick city shortly before 4.30pm on 4 January 2020 but that the arrests were made in connection with the violent disorder incident only. 

This operation is being carried out by detectives from Roxboro Road with the assistance of uniform Gardaí, the Divisional Search Team, the Roads Policing Unit, and the Armed Support Unit.

The firearms were later discovered by the Divisional Search Team with the assistance of the Defence Forces. They’ve now been sent for technical examination.

No further arrests were made following this later search, and investigations remain ongoing.

With reporting from Sean Murray

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