Four people arrested in connection with abduction of Kevin Lunney 2 months ago

Four people arrested in connection with abduction of Kevin Lunney

Gardaí and the PSNI have made four arrests.

Gardaí confirmed that they arrested a man today - Thursday 5 March - in connection with the abduction of Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney.

The man, who is in his 30s, has been arrested in relation to the abduction and assault, for an offence contrary to section 72 Criminal Justice Act 2006, which pertains to organised crime.

Additionally, the Police Service of Northern Ireland has arrested two men, aged 23 and 61, and one woman, aged 61, in the Fermanagh area on suspicion of conspiracy to kidnap, conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent, and assisting offenders.

Speaking following the arrests, 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 of the 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."

Lunney was abducted in September 2019.

He later told BBC Spotlight that he was tortured by a group of people, sustaining knife wounds, a broken leg and having the letters 'QIH' carved into his skin.

One of the main suspects in the investigation died during a police search of his home in Derbyshire last year.