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4 arrested still being questioned over burglary at Kilkenny farmyard

Four men remain in Garda custody in Kilkenny and Thomastown after a burglary at a farm in Johnswell on Tuesday night.

One man was arrested at the scene after being caught and held by the farmer and his son until the GardaĆ­ arrived.

Two more were arrested after they fled and were pursued with the help of a Garda helicopter.

These three are still in custody at Kilkenny Garda Station where they are being interviewed about this incident and a number of similar burglaries around the outskirts of Kilkenny city.

Another man is being questioned in Thomastown Garda station after being arrested during follow-up searches yesterday.

One other man is believed to have escaped but investigations are continuing to identify this suspect.