Wednesday 7 December 2016

Man arrested in connection with murder of Michael Devoy

Published 21/05/2015 | 09:42

Michael Devoy
Michael Devoy

A man has been arrested in connection with a garda investigation into the murder of Michael Devoy last year.

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Michael Devoy’s body was discovered at Foxhill, Bohernabreena, Tallaght, Dublin 24 on January 18, 2014.

The man (in his mid 20s) was arrested in relation to the investigation in the city centre this morning.

He is currently detained under the provisions of Section 30 Offences Against the State Act 1939 as amended, at Tallaght Garda Station.

Detectives believe Ballymun criminal 'Mad Mickey' Devoy was shot dead as revenge for the attempted murder of gang boss Greg Lynch.

Devoy was shot three times in the head before his body was dumped on the side of the road at Fox Hill Lane, Tallaght.

Garda detectives on a routine patrol made the discovery of Devoy’s body while two men were in the act of disposing of his body on Foxhill Road in south county Dublin.

Gardai attempted to pursue the men who fled the scene in a silver hatchback and managed to escape.

Gardai only discovered the body when they returned to the scene at the quiet country lane.

Mr Devoy suffered gun shot wounds to the head and neck and other injuries to his upper body.

He had been wearing a bullet proof vest when the discovery was made and gardai say he had feared for his life.

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