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Pair released on bail after Louth football ground arson attack

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Two men who were arrested in connection with a fire which destroyed a stand and social club at the former Louth Town Football Club home have been released on bail.

As reported previously, the fire which ripped through the ground off Park Avenue in the early hours of Monday, August 1, is being treated as arson.

Two Louth men aged 21 and 37 were arrested in connection to the incident.

Police said on Tuesday, August 2 that both have been released on bail until September 22 as investigations continue.

It took 40 firefighters to control the blaze at the ground.

Messages of support have flowed in for Louth Town FC, who issued a statement on their Twitter page. “(We) would like to thank everyone for their concern. Despite our former home being destroyed, Louth Town will still be playing football this season.”

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