Three arrested in connection with arson attack at house where man was found dead outside

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GARDAÍ have arrested three men in connection with an arson attack on a house in Limerick. A week prior to the blaze, the body of convicted criminal and father of two was found dead outside the property.

The house, located at Sarsfield Avenue in Garryowen, Limerick City, was extensively damaged in the fire attack, which occurred shortly before 5pm on Sunday November 12.

An adjoining property was gutted in a second arson attack a week later on November 18.

Both properties were unoccupied at the time and no injuries were reported.

The body of Ger Curtin (42), from Railway House, Spit Land, Old Cork Road, Limerick, was found outside the houses at around 5am on November 4 last.

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Mr Curtin had convictions for criminal offences including for burglary and theft.

A man in his 40s is currently before the courts charged in connection with Mr Curtin’s death. This man faces one count of intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Ger Curtin on November 4 last.

Tonight, a Garda source confirmed Gardaí had arrested three men in connection with the November 12 arson.

A statement released by the Garda Press Office read: “Gardaí have arrested three men as part of an investigation into a criminal damage incident which occurred at a property in Garryowen, County Limerick on Sunday 12th November 2023.”

“The men, all aged in their 30s, were arrested earlier today. All three are currently detained at Garda Stations in the south west of the country under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007.”

“Investigations are ongoing at this time,” the statement concluded.