Four men and one juvenile arrested following "violent disorder incident" in Limerick 1 month ago

Four men and one juvenile arrested following "violent disorder incident" in Limerick

The arrests have been made in relation to an incident that took place on 4 January.

Gardaí have arrested five individuals in relation to a violent disorder incident in Limerick earlier this month (Saturday, 4 January).

Shortly before 4.30pm on the day, an incident of violent disorder took place at Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, involving a number of individuals armed with what Gardaí have called "offensive weapons".

A full scale investigation was launched by Gardaí, which has culminated in a number of searches being carried out on Tuesday morning (14 January) in the southside of Limerick city.

This has resulted in the arrest of four men aged between 19 and 45, as well as the arrest of one juvenile.

Gardaí have also said that they are investigating possible links between this incident and reports of a firearm being discharged at Lenihan Avenue later that evening.

However, the arrests have only been made in connection with the violent disorder incident.

The men are currently detained at Roxboro Road and Henry Street Garda Stations under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

This operation is being carried out by detectives from Roxboro Road with the assistance of uniform Gardaí, the Divisional Search Team, Roads Policing Unit, and Armed Support Unit.

Defence Force Specialist Engineers from Collins Barracks, Cork and the 12th Infantry Battalion, Limerick are assisting in the search of an open area in the Galvone area of Limerick.