Two held in connection with teenager’s death

TWO men were arrested in Limerick yesterday in connection with the murder of Darren Bennett last month.

The 18-year-old died from a stab wound in the early hours of March 18 after attending a party in a house in Moyross.

It is believed he was followed down the street in Craeval Park from the house and attacked.

His death sparked major disturbances in Moyross, which led to up to seven families being forced to flee their homes, some under Garda escort.

The two men arrested, aged 30 and 34, were last night being detained at Mayorstone and Henry Street Garda stations.

Meanwhile, a car used in a break-in at Caherconlish post office yesterday morning was hijacked earlier on the northside of Cork city.

A man in his mid-20s was stopped at traffic lights in his black VW Golf GTi at the junction of Cork’s northlink road and Watercourse Road at around 11.30pm on Monday.

Another vehicle, believed to be a late 1990s model of either a silver or beige Opel Vectra or Astra, and with four occupants, approached while the lights were red. Gardaí said the driver of the VW Golf was in some way distracted and enticed out of his car by one of the four men.

Two others, one wearing a balaclava, approached him and threatened him with physical violence.

They then drove off in his car, followed by the other two men in the other car. Yesterday morning, a gang of raiders driving a black VW Golf got away with less than e500 in cash.

They tried to force open the time-locked safe in the post office, using a sledge hammer.

The car was later found abandoned in O’Briensbridge and was forensically examined by gardaí. Meanwhile, gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station recovered a weapon and around e40,000 in searches in the Ballinacurra area.

Two men were arrested. It is believed a shotgun was found in a van parked outside the house where the money was discovered.


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