GARDAI were this Thursday continuing to question a man arrested last Sunday in connection with the murder of Limerick city schoolboy, Brooklyn Colbert.
The body of the soccer mad 11-year old was found with multiple injuries last Sunday night in a house in Ballynanty.
Gardai have stated that, “for operational reasons” they were releasing details of how he died.
A relative of the boy, who was arrested in connection with his death, presented himself to gardaí last Sunday.
He remains in custody at Henry Street garda station.
Speaking this Thursday night, Fr Donal McNamara of St Munchin’s Parish, said the whole of Limerick was praying for the boy’s parents and extended family.
“He was an only child and it must be shattering for his family. The sadness is palpable around the north side of Limerick city, and all over really,” Fr McNamara said.
“Everybody is so hurt and so upset over the whole thing. It’s horrendous, an awful tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with the young lad’s family.”
“The people of the north side are so loving and welcoming and they are all so hurt over this. I’m thinking of the boy and his family and I’m praying with them in spirit.”
A private wake took place at the boy’s family home Thursday night.
His funeral mass takes place 11am, Friday, at St Saviour’s Church, Glentworth Street, Limerick, with burial afterwards in the nearby Mount St Oliver Cemetery.