Police Search Premises In Kevin Lunney Abduction Probe

Detectives investigating the "horrific abduction" of Quinn Industrial Holding's Director Kevin Lunney are carrying out searches in Co Fermanagh and across the border.

Mr Lunney was kidnapped, beaten and left for dead by the roadside by a gang of men in September. His ordeal was in connection with a campaign of intimidation against the company and directors of the firm once owned by Sean Quinn.

Taken to a horse box across the border, his attackers doused him in bleach, sliced his fingernails and face, broke his leg and carved the letters QIH onto his chest. The father-of-six spoke out about the harrowing ordeal for the first time this week in an interview with BBC Spotlight.
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Detectives from the PSNI's Criminal Investigation Branch are continuing the cross-border operation with An Garda Síochána and Derbyshire Constabulary.

Detective Chief Inspector Julie Mullan said: "The investigation is continuing at pace and today's significant operation involves searching four residential properties and one commercial premises in the Derrylin area.

"Our colleagues in Derbyshire Constabulary are searching one premises in their area and members of An Garda Síochána are searching five locations in County Cavan, three locations in County Longford and four locations in Dublin. These premises are a mixture of domestic dwellings and commercial business premises."

She continued: "This was a truly horrific crime and we continue to work closely with our colleagues in An Garda Síochána and now also Derbyshire Constabulary to try and bring the perpetrators to justice."


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