Man and woman arrested in connection with three fires at Belgooly homes

Man and woman arrested in connection with three fires at Belgooly homes
Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Belgooly. Pic: Paul Byrne Virgin Media

A WOMAN in her 60s and a man in his 20s are under arrest and being detained at Bandon Garda Station in connection with a fire at an unoccupied house in Belgooly last summer.

The fire spread to two other homes, one of which was completely destroyed. 

The Garda Press Office issued a statement this morning on the investigation: "Gardaí have arrested a man in his 20s and a woman in her 60s in relation to incidents of arson at houses in Belgooly, Co.Cork on the 2nd July 2019.

"Shortly before 11pm, Gardaí received a report of a fire at an unoccupied house in Belgooly which has spread to two other homes. One of the homes was completely destroyed as a result of the fire. No injuries were reported to Gardaí following the fire.

"Gardaí from the Bandon District carried out an investigation and arrested a man and a woman this morning, 13th November, 2019. They are both currently detained at Bandon Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984."

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