Friday 26 December 2014

Gardai arrest man in relation to discovery of two bodies in burnt-out car

Published 09/04/2014 | 22:24

A burnt out car is removed from the scene at Ravensdale Park near Dundalk, in which two bodies were found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Niall Carson/PA Wire

A man in his 20s has been arrested in relation to the discovery of the bodies of two men in a burnt-out car two years ago.

He is currently being detained at Dundalk Garda Station under Section 50 of The Criminal Justice Act, 2007.

The burnt-out Volkswagen Golf was discovered at Ravensdale Park, Dundalk, Co Louth on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

The bodies of two men - Anthony Burnett (32) and Joseph Redmond (25) - were inside.

The victims,  who were both known to gardai but not considered 'serious' criminals, were believed to have been blamed for an attack on the girlfriend of a north Dublin drug dealer with northern criminal connections.

At the time of their murder, it was believed that the victims travelled to Ravensdale Park in Co Louth in a stolen car to meet associates.

It was thought that Redmond and Burnett were lured to the Border to meet members of a northern gang by a ruse.

They were set upon and shot dead before the Volkswagen Golf was set on fire. The car had been stolen in the Sandymount area in South Dublin.

Joseph Redmond had around 60 previous convictions -- mostly for minor offences.

Anthony Burnett had a much more serious criminal pedigree.

In March, 2006, he was jailed for two years after he admitted assaulting a prison officer and trying to escape from a prison van at Dorset Street three years earlier.

Irish Independent

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