Over 100 Gardaí to assist in multi-agency investigation into abduction of Kevin Lunney
Lunney, a senior executive in Quinn Industrial Holdings, was kidnapped and tortured by a gang in September.
Over 100 members of An Garda Síochána are to assist an investigation team at Cavan Garda Station in a number of coordinated search operations on Friday morning (8 November) as part of an investigation into the abduction of Kevin Lunney in September.
Lunney, a senior executive in Quinn Industrial Holdings, was abducted and tortured by a gang on 17 September.
In an interview with BBC Spotlight aired earlier this week, Lunney detailed his harrowing ordeal following his abduction, saying that he had the letters ‘QIH’ (Quinn Industrial Holdings) carved into his chest with a Stanley knife, that he had bleach poured on his body and that he had his leg broken in two places.
An excerpt of Lunney’s interview can be seen below, although readers should be warned that it includes graphic details that some may find upsetting.
In an exclusive interview, Kevin Lunney, a senior executive in Quinn Industrial Holdings tells Jim Fitzpatrick about his ordeal following his abduction and torture by a gang in September.#SpotlightNI pic.twitter.com/ERHHsfmvRZ
— BBC Spotlight NI (@BBCSpotlightNI) November 5, 2019
As part of the investigation, Gardaí – including colleagues from the wider Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division, Regional Support Units, National Support Service (NSS) Dog Units, National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NBCI), Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (DOCB) and National Public Order Unit – will search five locations in Cavan, three locations in Longford and four locations in Dublin. These premises are a mixture of domestic dwellings and commercial/business premises.
The search operations are being carried out in conjunction with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and Derbyshire Constabulary.
The PSNI will search five locations in Northern Ireland and Derbyshire Constabulary will search one location in United Kingdom.
These searches are part of the evidence gathering stage to progress the investigations by AGS/PSNI into the abduction, false imprisonment, and assault of Kevin Lunney on 17 September.
As these are ongoing searches as part of a larger ongoing criminal investigation, Gardaí have no further comment on the matter at this time.
An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to any person who has any information, no matter how insignificant it appears, on this vicious criminal attack or any other criminal activities which have taken place in the Cavan/Fermanagh border area over recent years, to contact An Garda Síochána at Cavan Garda Station on 049 4368800, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, Crime Stoppers on 1800 25 00 25 or any Garda Station.