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Man arrested over Strokestown eviction incident released without charge

He is the sixth person arrested as part of the investigation.

Screengrab of footage from the incident
Screengrab of footage from the incident

A MAN HAS been released without charge after being arrested in relation to a number of incidents which took place on a farm in Co Roscommon in December.

The 50-year-old man was arrested yesterday and detained at Castlerea Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The man is the sixth person arrested as part of the investigation into the incidents which took place at a farm in Falsk, Strokestown, on 16 December 2018.

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. 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.

Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings. 

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