Man appearing in court following Cork city church burglary

Man appearing in court following Cork city church burglary

At around 1.30am Gardaí from Gurranabraher were on patrol in the Hollyhill area when a probation Garda saw a man acting suspiciously. 

Gardaí have arrested and charged a man in relation to a burglary at a church in Cork city today.

At around 1.30am Gardaí from Gurranabraher were on patrol in the Hollyhill area when a probation Garda saw a man acting suspiciously. 

After speaking to the man Gardaí found items such as candles, lights, a large amount of wires and a collection box that were believed to have been stolen from a church nearby.

Gardaí entered the church where they discovered a window had been smashed and extensive damage had been caused inside. 

The wiring that had been found outside had been pulled from an audio system that was set-up inside the church.

The man, aged in his 20s, was arrested and brought to Gurranabraher Garda Station. He was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and has since been charged.

He is appearing before Cork City District Court this afternoon.

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