08/11/2019

Gardai Carry Out Searches In Kevin Lunney Abduction Probe

Gardaí and PSNI officers are collaborating on a cross-border search operation as the investigation into the "horrific abduction" of Kevin Lunney progresses.

The Quinn Industrial Holdings Director was kidnapped, beaten and left for dead by the roadside by a gang of men in September. His ordeal was in connection with a campaign of intimidation against the company and directors of the firm once owned by Sean Quinn.

Taken across the border from his home in Derrylin, his attackers doused him in bleach, sliced his fingernails and face, broke his leg and carved the letters QIH onto his chest. The father-of-six spoke out about the harrowing ordeal for the first time this week in an interview with BBC Spotlight.

Members of An Garda Síochána are searching five locations in County Cavan, three in County Longford and four in Dublin. These are a mixture of domestic dwellings and commercial/business premises.

Meanwhile, colleagues in the Police Service of Northern Ireland are searching five locations in Northern Ireland and officers in Derbyshire Constabulary are searching one in the United Kingdom.

Any person who has any information, no matter how insignificant it appears, on this vicious criminal attack or any other criminal activities which have taken place in the Cavan/Fermanagh border area over recent years are urged to contact An Garda Síochána at Cavan Garda Station 049 4368800, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 25 00 25 or any Garda Station.

Over 100 members Gardaí officers are assisting the investigation team at Cavan Garda Station including colleagues from the wider Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division, Regional Support Units, National Support Service (NSS) Dog Units, National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NBCI), Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (DOCB) and National Public Order Unit.



(JG/CM)

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