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Tipperary Garda Inquiries Lead To Arrest Of Grave Robber

A woman was arrested and charged in relation to thefts at a graveyard in Drangan village, Thurles, Co.Tipperary.

Both uniformed and detective Gardaí from Fethard Garda Station conducted multiple enquiries, which eventually led to a suspect being identified. The arrest following the theft of flower pots from various graves within the local church grounds.

The owners of the graves, from which item were taken, have since been identified and contacted by Gardaí.

As part of their investigations, Gardaí carried out a search in Co. Kilkenny on Friday last and arrested a woman, understood to be aged in her 40’s.

We understand that a substantial amount of suspected stolen property, believed to have been removed from Drangan Church grounds was recovered.

On arrest, the woman was taken to Clonmel Garda Station; detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, before being charged to appear before Clonmel District Court on Tuesday October 27th.

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