Europe

Man held over Dublin horse market attack

A man in his 40s is being questioned by police investigating a gun attack at a Dublin horse market on Sunday.

Two men were injured in the shooting and a third was wounded with a slash hook. An improvised shotgun and a handgun were recovered.

Armed police arrested the man from south Dublin just before 2100 GMT on Sunday.

It followed the discovery of a handgun at Oliver Bond Flats in the city.

The Garda (Irish police) have tried to interview the injured men in hospital but so far they have not co-operated with the investigation.

It is understood a feud among members of the Traveller community is one line of inquiry in the investigation.

The Garda have said the monthly horse market is a major drain on resources.

The number required to police it was more than nine times the normal ratio for a major public event, they have claimed, including the public order unit, the air support and the mounted unit