Three held over horror nail gun 'crucifixion'
Published 26/05/2016 | 02:30
A feared gangland figure and a man who previously acted as a chief State witness against the Dundon-McCarthy gang have been arrested as part of a garda investigation into a horrific 'crucifixion'.
The sickening attack took place last year in Limerick when a man had his feet nailed to the floor by a vicious INLA thug who is well known to gardaí in Dublin from his links to the criminal underworld.
A dissident republican was arrested for the Limerick attack yesterday.
He was previously found guilty of the murder of a man but released on appeal.
A second person also arrested previously testified against members of the Dundon-McCarthy gang after they waged a campaign of extortion against him.
His evidence resulted in the break-up of the feared gang in Limerick and the jailing of the gang members.
Officers have also detained a third man in relation to the crucifixion attack.
All three were arrested for allegedly causing harm and false imprisonment of a Limerick man last year.
All three men were last night being detained in Limerick garda stations.
It is believed the victim was targeted in the crucifixion attack over a business deal dispute.
It is understood he was lured to a meeting at a house in Limerick when a gang forced him into a chair.
A nail gun was then used to nail his feet to the floor, before he escaped.