Gardaí investigate suspected petrol bomb attack in Castlecomer

Mary Cody


Mary Cody


Kilkenny Garda Station

A suspect was detained at Kilkenny Garda Station

Gardaí in Kilkenny are investigating an incident at a residential premises in Castlecomer where a device was thrown at a window.
At approximately 5.45pm on Friday evening a bottle containing a soaked rag was thrown at the window of the house at Love Lane in Castlecomer.
Gardaí are investigating whether or not an accelerant was used to soak the rag.
The device was thrown at the window but failed to break the window and smashed on the ground outside the premises.
Evidence was obtained from the scene and a forensic investigation is taking place. A 34-year-old male was arrested and detained at Kilkenny Garda Station.
He was subsequently released without charge.
A file on the matter is being prepared for the DPP.