Wednesday 11 December 2019

Two more men arrested in connection with abduction and torture of Quinn exec Kevin Lunney

Victim: Businessman Kevin Lunney has spoken out after being abducted from near his home and tortured. Photo: PA
Victim: Businessman Kevin Lunney has spoken out after being abducted from near his home and tortured. Photo: PA
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

TWO MORE men have been arrested in relation to the ongoing garda investigation into the abduction of QIH director Kevin Lunney on September 17, bringing the total today arrested to four.

A 25 year old man, was arrested in the Dublin Region and another man, aged 66 was arrested Co Cavan - both for offences relating to a criminal organisation.

The men are being detained under Section 50 Criminal Justice Act 2007 at Irishtown Garda station and Monaghan Garda station respectively.

This comes after two men were arrested in Dublin this morning, also in relation to the abduction of Mr Lunney.

The arrests of the men, both aged 38, is in relation to suspected involvement in an organised criminal group.

"Two males, both aged 38 years, have been arrested in the Dublin region for an offence contrary to Section 73 Criminal Justice Act 2006 and are being detained under Section 50 Criminal Justice Act 2007 at Ballymun and Finglas Garda stations," a garda statement said.

Gardai are not providing any further information, but the Act the men were arrested under allows for them to be detained for a period of seven days.

Mr Lunney, 50, was abducted outside his home near Derrylin, Co Fermanagh, and taken to a horsebox across the border, where he was savagely beaten.

The father of six spoke out about the attack in a television interview in recent weeks, describing how he had been slashed with a knife, doused with bleach and branded by his captors before being dumped on a remote road in Co Cavan.

Criminals targeting QIH executives are believed to have been behind the attack.

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