Five arrests in Inishowen arson investigation

Gardai investigating fires in Inishowen have arrested five young men  ranging in age from 17 to 24.

One was detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act 1939 and the other four under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

A 17 year old male was released from custody at Buncrana last night the 24th of August and the other four remain in custody. Of the remaining four, two are in custody in Buncrana, the other two in Letterkenny.

Gardai say there have been eleven incidents of fires in Buncrana and its environs. The attacks have been random and some  have occurred in isolated rural areas.  Properties targeted included unoccupied buildings;  farm sheds, vehicles and a health centre.