Kneecapping victim's brother awaiting trial
Published 07/03/2014 | 02:30
A builder who was brutally kneecapped by armed thugs is the brother of a man currently on charges before the Special Criminal Court.
The victim was named yesterday as Nicholas Duffy (44), from Cabra, north Dublin.
Mr Duffy is recovering in hospital after being shot four times following his abduction.
He was shot in both knees and both ankles after being held captive in a house by a group of armed and masked men.
The abduction took place on Wednesday night when Mr Duffy was lured to a "business meeting".
He was grabbed near the Church of the Annunciation at Cardiffsbridge Road in Finglas in west Dublin and bundled into a car.
Mr Duffy was taken to a house where he was tied up and interrogated by the gunmen for more than an hour.
He was then brought back out to the car and driven to Ratoath Avenue where he was shot four times and then left lying in agony on a green area near Kilshane Road.
A black BMW car and an SUV were reported by locals to have sped from the scene shortly after the victim was dumped from the car.
Mr Duffy, who owns building company Elegant Homes, is the brother of Hubert Duffy.
Hubert Duffy is at present on bail and awaiting trial in the Special Criminal Court on a charge of membership of an illegal organisation.
Last night, gardai appealed to anybody who witnessed Nicholas Duffy's abduction to contact Finglas garda station, or phone the confidential line, 1800 666111.
They also want to hear from anyone who was in the area of Ratoath Avenue, Kilshane Road, or near the church at Cardiffsbridge Road, between 7.45pm and 9.15pm, on Wednesday.