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Screengrab of footage from the incident
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Seventh man arrested over Strokestown eviction incident released without charge

The events in December followed the repossession of a property by private security personnel days earlier.
Mar 25th 2019, 11:43 AM 16,020 0

Updated Mar 25th 2019, 10:27 PM

A MAN IN his 50s, arrested this morning as part of an investigation into a number of incidents which took place on a farm in Co Roscommon in December, has been released without charge. 

A garda spokesperson said that a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

He is the seventh person arrested as part of the investigation into the incidents which took place at a farm in Falsk, Strokestown, on 16 December 2018. Two men have been charged to date.

The events in December followed the repossession of a property by private security personnel days earlier.

There were scuffles with the family who lived in the house and among a group of people who were present to support them. 

During a subsequent incident at the property, eight people were injured, three of whom required hospital treatment, while vehicles were set on fire and a dog that was seriously injured had to be put down.

The eviction led to a number of protests and the issue was raised in the Dáil. Gardaí said investigations are ongoing.

With reporting from Adam Daly 

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