Five held for shooting horse in Kildare

Monday 16 December 2013 22.39
Three of the men are being held at Leixlip Garda Station
Three of the men are being held at Leixlip Garda Station

Five men have been arrested by gardaí investigating the shooting of a horse in Co Kildare this afternoon.

It is understood the horse was shot and killed in a field near Kilcock.

Five men left the scene in a vehicle that was intercepted by gardaí on the N4, near the Celbridge interchange.

The five men were arrested and a legally held firearm was recovered.

Three of the men are being held at Leixlip Garda Station.

The two others are being detained in Lucan Garda Station.