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A look at some of the main stories in this week’s edition of the Longford Leader.

Gardai have made several arrests following a large scale brawl broke out in Ballymahon in the early hours of Sunday morning, which involved up to 40 people. There were unconfirmed reports that a man was hospitalised following the incidents. Local business owners claim it is part of a ‘turf war’ and that it was pre-meditated.

The North Longford area was the focus of a number of raids carried out by Gardai this week, in an attempt to crack down on a gang suspected of involvement in aggravated burglaries and car theft.

An electrical fault is being blamed for a fire which broke out in a Longford clothing store last week. A man was taken to hospital after he attempted to extinguish the blaze, but he has since been discharged.

Longford Town Councillor James Keogh says he has left the Fine Gael, and says he regrets ever standing as a candidate for the party.

In sport, we look ahead to Killoe’s Leinster Championship semi-final clash with Portlaoise this weekend.

 

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