Man in custody after city shooting

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Alan Owens

A MAN is in custody in Roxboro Garda Station after a shooting incident on Lord Edward Street on Saturday night.

A MAN is in custody in Roxboro Garda Station after a shooting incident on Lord Edward Street on Saturday night.

A number of shots were fired in the incident, which happened shortly before 11pm on Saturday.

No-one was injured in the incident, but the front door and window of the house were damaged. The scene was later sealed off for a technical examination.

Gardaí said they were continuing to question the man, who is in his early thirties, on Sunday under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act and planned to keep him overnight.

A spokesman for Roxboro Gardaí said the investigation “was ongoing”.

Meanwhile, Gardaí are seeking information about an armed robbery at Cowpers Jewellers on Bridge Street in Newcastle West that took place on Saturday afternoon in broad daylight.

Two men went into the shop at about 2.45pm armed with a handgun and an axe and made off with several items of jewellery.

Gardaí believe they left the scene in a white van which they drove to Maiden Street, before abandoning the vehicle and burning it out in the middle of the street. The raiders then continued in a grey coloured saloon car and drove to Ballyagran, where the second car was also burnt out.

It is not yet known how much jewellery was stolen in the robbery, which was described by Gardaí as “well organised”.

Gardaí appealed to the public for information about the people or vehicles involved and anyone with information can contact Newcastle West Garda Station on 069-20651.