Man being questioned at Athlone Garda station after attempted burglary

A man is being questioned at Athlone Garda station this morning in relation to an attempted burglary in the town in the early hours of this morning.

It’s understood gardai were called to a private house in the Retreat road area around two o’ clock this morning after the owner reported a suspected intruder on the premises.

Gardaí who arrived at the scene a short time later apprehended a man, and some goods were also seized.

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The man was brought to the local station for questioning and remains in custody this morning.