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Man arrested in connection with Skibbereen arson incidents

The man was found hiding in a ditch.

A MAN WILL appear in court tomorrow, having been arrested following a number of incidents of arson in the Skibbereen area.

At around 5.15am this morning, gardaí responded to a call relating to a number of cars on fire at the fire station in Skibbereen.

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 around 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 30’s 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 man will appear before Clonakilty District Court tomorrow morning at 10.30am charged in relation to these arson incidents and other arson incidents in the Skibbereen area over the past 12 months.

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