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Arson Attack in Castlebar Garda Station on the 20/11/11

Gardaí at Castlebar have charged a 25 year old man in relation to an arson attack on the Garda Station this morning, Sunday 20th November 2011.

Shortly after 4am a man entered the public office of Castlebar Garda Station and threw a flaming object towards the public counter.  Two members of An Garda Síochána were on duty in the station at the time but nobody was injured.  

A man was arrested a short distance away and detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Westport Garda Station.  

He will be kept in Garda custody until a court sitting is arranged for the morning.