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.