CRIME

Breaking News: Three men arrested in relation to violent fracas in Clonmel housing estate 

Armed Garda Emergency Response Unit assisted local gardai with arrests

Aileen Hahesy

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Aileen Hahesy

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Three men were arrested today (Tuesday, November 12) in connection with a violent fracas in a Clonmel housing estate last week where weapons including a baseball bat, sword, hurleys and knives were used.

The three Clonmel men were arrested in an early morning raid on two houses in the Bianconi Drive estate in the town.

Members of the armed Garda Emergency Response Unit assisted local gardai in the search operation that began at 8am. During the searches of the two properties, Gardai seized weapons believed to have been used in the row that occurred in Bianconi Drive on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 5. Gardai also seized a firearm and some ammunition. 

The three men have been arrested on suspicion of committing an affray at Bianconi Drive on Tuesday, November 5. 

Two of the men are currently being detained for questioning at Clonmel Garda Station and a third is being detained at Cahir Garda Station under the Criminal Justice Act.  They can be detained for up to 24 hours.