Gardaí arrest second man in connection with London investigation

A man in his 30s has been arrested in Wexford in connection with theft and fraud offences

Gardaí arrest second man in connection with London investigation

Members of Garda Siochana Armed Support Unit (ASU) in the Phoenix Park | Image: RollingNews.ie

Gardaí have arrested a second man in Wexford as investigations continue into the movements of one of the London attackers during his time living in Ireland.

Rachid Redouane was one of three terrorists who murdered seven people and injured 48 others in an attack on London Bridge on Saturday night.

It has emerged in recent days that Redouane lived in Rathmines, Dublin for a time in 2012.

Rachid was reportedly carrying Irish identification papers when he was shot dead by police during the attack.

This morning, a man was arrested in Limerick under legislation relating to forgeries and fake identification documents, however he was released earlier today and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

Following the arrest, the Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald confirmed that gardaí are “offering every support and assistance to their UK counterparts” as investigations continue into the massacre.

It is believed that identification documents linked to Redouane were found at the man’s home.

A second man –aged in his 30s – has now been arrested in Wexford this evening following a search of his apartment.

He was reportedly arrested by officers from the Special Detective Unit, which investigates terrorism.

Gardaí said he is being held in connection with theft and fraud offences under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act. He can be detained for up to 24 hours.

Inquiries are ongoing.