Tuesday 12 December 2017

Body in suitcase extradition case adjourned

Kenneth Brunell
Kenneth Brunell

Niamh O'Donoghue

THE extradition case of two Dublin men wanted in The Netherlands in connection with the death of a man whose body was found inside a suitcase in a canal, has been adjourned.

Kenneth Brunell (27) from Palmerstown and Barry McArdle (27) from Drimnagh were arrested on foot of extradition warrants issued by Dutch authorities in 2011.

Authorities there are seeking their surrender to face trial in connection with the death of Keith Ennis (29) from Walkinstown, who was on the run from Gardai at the time.

At the High Court earlier today Mr Justice John Edwards put the case back until next month while awaiting response to a request for additional information from Dutch authorities.

The men can either elect to surrender themselves to authorities in The Netherlands or fight the extradition request.

Mr Ennis’s body parts were dumped in a suitcase in a canal on the northern outskirts of Amsterdam after he was stabbed to death.

A third man, Philip County (31) from Foxdene Gardens, Lucan, was extradited to Holland from Ireland in April 2011.

The case will be mentioned again on October 15.

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