Gardaí in Ballina have arrested a man in relation to criminal damage caused as a result of a number of fires being started in residential properties (vacant and occupied) in St Patrick’s Estate in the town in the last two months.
The man was arrested sometime during Saturday night and Sunday morning, May 11 and 12 and was detained for questioning for a period under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
Gardai are appealing to anyone in the community that may have information relating to these fires to come forward and assist them with their enquiries.
Witnesses are welcome to come forward individually or in groups and will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
If you can be of assistance please contact An Garda Siochana on (096) 20560.