Man arrested in relation to death of a child 11 years ago

A 52-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the death of 12-year-old Stephen Hughes Connors in 2001.

As a result of an ongoing investigation, new evidence came to light resulting in the arrest.

He is being detained at Tallaght Garda Station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Hughes Connors was killed in a fatal fire at Rossfield Avenue, Brookfield on the 1st of September 2001.  Hughes Connors and a 14-year-old friend were sleeping in a makeshift hut made of pallets, doors and carpets.  At around 5 am it was set alight.

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