Four Arrested Over Lunney Attack

Kevin Lunney

Four people have been arrested as part of the investigation into the abduction and attack on Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney in September.

The Co Fermanagh businessman was found bleeding on a remote roadside after being dumped in Co Cavan. He was on his way home from work when he was abducted.

Two men aged 23 and 61, and a woman who is also 61, have been arrested in Fermanagh and taken to Omagh Police Station for questioning.

They were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to kidnap; conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and assisting offenders.

A man in his 30s is also being held at Cavan garda station in relation to the abduction and assault for an offence contrary to section 72 Criminal Justice Act 2006.

Both the PSNI and the Gardai were involved in the operation. Four men have been previously charged in relation to the attack.

Detective Chief Inspector Julie Mullan from PSNI’s Criminal Investigation Branch said today: “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.”