Saturday 21 October 2017

Gardai wind down probe into attacks

Regina Sweeney: wife of detective
Regina Sweeney: wife of detective
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

GARDAI are winding down their investigations after the wife of a detective claimed she was attacked three times in her home by intruders.

Officers have been unable to identify any suspects in the alleged attacks on boutique owner Regina Sweeney (36). They had been working on the theory that a gang had attacked her because of her garda connections.

Ms Sweeney said she was first attacked in her home near Castlebar, Co Mayo, in Decem-ber by two men. Following that incident, she appeared on 'The Late Late Show' during a discussion about a rural crime wave.

She claimed a second attack occurred last month when she was taunted that she "wasn't as cocky now as on the telly".

Ms Sweeney said a third attack happened last week.

Irish Independent

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