10 arrests in relation to Donegal burglaries since Friday

Gardai in Letterkenny have arrested two more people - taking the number of arrests related to a spate burglaries to eight over the weekend.

Two men were arrested after tools were stolen from a shed in the Carrygawley area.

There was also a TV stolen from McGinleys bar, and a quantity of cash was stolen from a house on Lower Main Street.

In addition to those two arrests, five people were arrested in the early hours of yesterday morning in connection with two separate incidents in Moville and Bridgend.

At about 8.30am gardaí discovered a number of young men trying to remove copper wire at the Eircom yard at Bridgend. The men tried to flee the scene and rammed a Garda patrol car in the process.

Three men were arrested at the scene and two are due before Letterkenny District Court this morning.

Two gardaí were injured in the incident and were treated at Letterkenny General Hospital.

Meanwhile, a 20-year-old man is due to appear before Sligo court today in connection with the burglary at the home of an elderly woman in Kilmacrennan on Friday.

Matthew Lafferty appeared at a special sitting of Sligo District Court on Friday evening.

He was charged with criminal damage and also breaking and entering.

And two teenagers from Northern Ireland were also arrested in Ballyshannon on Friday charged in relation to the burglary of 12 and a half thousand euro of goods in the town in December and January.

The 19-year-olds, one male, one female, appeared before Ballyshannon District Court on Friday night.

Donegal North East Deputy, Charlie McConalogue has praised Gardai for the quick arrests that have been made over the weekend, and he condemned the attack on Garda officers in Bridgend....

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