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Five men arrested over alleged kidnapping of man in Drogheda

Gardaí were called to an incident at around 9pm yesterday in Moneymore Estate.

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Updated Nov 12th 2018, 2:43 PM

FIVE MEN HAVE been arrested over an alleged kidnapping in Drogheda, Co Louth.

Gardaí were called to an incident at around 9pm yesterday in Moneymore Estate, Drogheda.

A man in his 20s was found beaten and with stab wounds that were described as non-life threatening. It is understood the man was found in the bathroom of the property. It is believed a stanley knife may have been used in the assault.

A garda spokesperson confirmed five men – one teenager, three in their 20s and one man in his mid 40s, were arrested a short time later and are being held at Drogheda and Dundalk garda stations.

Petrol bomb attacks

Gardaí are also investigating a number of incidents which occurred on the night of 8 November and the early hours of 9 November.

At 11.15pm on 8 November, a petrol bomb was thrown at a house in the Termonabbey area. There were no injuries but there was some minor damage to the property.

At 11.29pm that same night, gardaí received reports that a man had entered a halting site in the Cement Road area allegedly carrying a firearm. Officers attended the scene, but nothing was found.

Then at 2am, again in the Cement Road area, on a roadway in a residential area, there were reports of an apparent petrol bomb. There was damage to the roadway but no one was injured.

Also at 2am, gardaí were called to a car on fire in the Laurences Park area – this car has been taken for a technical examination. And at 5.20am at St Laurence’s Drive, just a short distance away, another car on fire was reported.

No arrests have been made in relation to these incidents and investigations are ongoing.

With reporting by Hayley Halpin

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