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Gang of eight involved in Noonan murder, say gardai

Tom Brady Security Editor

Published 17/11/2011 | 05:00

GARDAI now believe that up to eight people were involved in the abduction and murder of Ciaran Noonan.

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The body of the 29-year-old Dubliner was found in a ditch, near Trim, Co Meath, on November 4.

The father of one had been kidnapped in East Wall in the north city on October 20.

A man, arrested by gardai in north Dublin on Tuesday morning, was questioned throughout yesterday by investigating officers after his period of detention was extended for a further 24 hours.

The suspect was held at Store Street garda station for allegedly withholding information about the murder.

Two women and a man have already been questioned about the incident and released without charge.

Mr Noonan was abducted by four men, who chased him into a garden, beat him with what appeared to be an iron bar and then dragged him into a black VW Golf at Russell Avenue.

The car was found abandoned two days later.

Gardai believe some of those they want to interview about the murder may have left the country, and descriptions have been circulated to other police forces.

Mr Noonan was understood to have been kidnapped because he owed money to a drug trafficking gang from north Dublin.

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