GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods have been warned to be extra vigilant of their safety after an officer was followed home by members of the gang believed to have been involved.
The Irish Independent reports that all Gardaí working in Drogheda Garda Station have received a formal warning to be aware of their personal security after a Garda stationed in the area was tailed home by a car containing members of the feuding gang just days before the brutal murder of the teenager.
The gang which is suspected of abducting and murdering 17-year-old Keane are believed to be the same gang which followed the unnamed Garda home after he finished work, according to the outlet.
It is reported that the Garda noticed a 'high powered vehicle' following closely behind his car as he drove to his rural countryside home.
He alerted his colleagues who sped to the scene and stopped the car, questioning the three male occupants who are believed to have links to one side of the feuding criminal gangs.
However, with no grounds for arrest, the men were sent on their way.
The sinister incident sparked security concerns for all Gardaí involved with policing the ongoing feud, with the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods several days later elevating tensions and concerns further.
Gardaí have so far arrested one man believed to be connected to the teenager's murder, but have stressed that he was arrested due to breaching the terms of his bail for a separate incident and was not arrested under suspicion of murder.