Four arrested in connection with abduction and torture of Kevin Lunney

Four arrested in connection with abduction and torture of Kevin Lunney

GARDAÍ AND the PSNI investigating the horrific abduction, attack and torture of Northern Irish businessman Kevin Lunney have made four arrests in connection with the case.

Gardaí have been collaborating with the Police Service of Northern Ireland in order to investigate the abduction and torture of Kevin Lunney, who was kidnapped from his home in Derrylin, Northern Ireland and was found on the side of the road across the border in the Republic in September 2019.

Mr Lunney, who is the chief executive of Quinn Industrial Holdings, suffered a broken leg and other severe injuries during the attack.

Today, Thursday 5 March, the Police Service of Northern Ireland arrested two men (23, 61) and one woman (61) in Fermanagh on suspicion of conspiracy to kidnap, conspiracy to cause Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent and assisting offenders.

The three suspects are currently being detained for questioning by detectives at Omagh police station.

Gardaí arrested a fourth man, aged in his 30's, near the Cavan area in relation to the abduction and assault of Mr Lunney. The suspect is being detained for questioning at Cavan Garda Station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

Detective Chief Inspector Julie Mullan from PSNI’s Criminal Investigation Branch said: "The arrests today show the close working partnership between the PSNI and An Garda Síochána and our determination to bring those responsible for this heinous crime before the courts.”

Chief Superintendent John O Reilly, Cavan/ Monaghan Garda Division said: "Today’s arrests demonstrate An Garda Síochána’s ongoing commitment, working closely with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and is a further significant step to ensuring that the perpetrators of this vicious attack will be brought to justice.”

Gardaí and the PSNI, working together under the Joint Investigation Team, have requested that anyone who may have information relating to the attack, no matter how insignificant it appears, to contact either police service.

Police in Enniskillen can by contacted on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1748 17/09/19 or Crimstoppers on 0800 555 111.

An Garda Síochána can be contacted at Cavan Garda Station on 049 4368800, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25 or any Garda Station.