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Arrests Following Roscrea Aggravated Burglary

Gardaí have arrested three men in connection with a burglary at the home of an elderly couple in North Tipperary earlier this month, on May 7th last .

The arrested men stand accused of breaking into the home of 94 and 87 year old Mr Jimmy & Mrs Mary Campion, Roscrea, Co Tipperary at 11.45pm on the Sunday night of May 7th 2017 and seriously assaulting Mr Campion using a walking stick, before stealing a quantity of cash.

Mr Campion was removed by ambulance to the Midlands Regional Hospital, in Portlaoise,  because of head injuries he received during the assault.

We understand that yesterday Gardaí arrested a 28-year-old man in South Dublin, and he is being detaining under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act. Following his detention, earlier today, Gardaí are understood to have carried out two further arrests.

We understand that the two arrests today involve a 17-year-old and a 34-year-old, both male and also arrested in the South Dublin area. Both have also been detained for questioned under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Gardaí had previously identified a travelling gang, whom they believe were responsible. To this end they had visited a number of addresses in South County Dublin, including one halting site.

During these same visits, mobile phones and other articles believed to be linked to the Roscrea raid, were removed as part of an evidence-gathering operation.


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