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IrelandKevin Lunney abduction: Sean Quinn tells local radio station his family is afraid they'll be blamed

12:45  19 september  2019
12:45  19 september  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

'Horrific attack' - Top executive of Quinn Industrial Holdings suffers serious injuries after being abducted and assaulted

'Horrific attack' - Top executive of Quinn Industrial Holdings suffers serious injuries after being abducted and assaulted 'Horrific attack' - Top executive of Quinn Industrial Holdings suffers serious injuries after being abducted and assaulted

Kevin Lunney worked with Seán Quinn , who racked up €2bn debt in financial gamble on Anglo The Police Service of Northern Ireland believe Kevin Lunney was abducted near his home north of the Lunney , 50, was found by local residents just before 9pm on Tuesday night with a broken leg and

“ Local people are afraid of these groups. They don’t represent the local community,” said SDLP councillor Adam Gannon. Sean Quinn has condemned any violence carried out on Lunney and his colleagues. The family of Sean Quinn released a statement yesterday saying that it was “horrified”

Kevin Lunney abduction: Sean Quinn tells local radio station his family is afraid they'll be blamed © The Journal Sean Quinn BUSINESSMAN SEAN QUINN has condemned as “barbaric” the assault of a Quinn Industrial Holdings director, but also fears his family will be blamed for the incident.

Gardaí and PSNI are investigating after Kevin Lunney was abducted near his home in Derrylin in Fermanagh on Tuesday evening.

The company director was taken to another location and attacked before being dumped on the side of a road in Cavan with what are being described as “life-changing” injuries a number of hours later.

Speaking to local radio station Northern Sound this morning, Quinn hit out at those responsible for the attack.

Stabbed, tortured and doused in bleach: Attack the latest in long line of chilling incidents to hit Quinn firm

Stabbed, tortured and doused in bleach: Attack the latest in long line of chilling incidents to hit Quinn firm Stabbed, tortured and doused in bleach: Attack the latest in long line of chilling incidents to hit Quinn firm

A Director of Quinn Industrial Holdings has been left with a broken leg after he was abducted near his Fermanagh home and assaulted, before being dumped on the side of the road in Co Cavan. QIH said in a statement that its Chief Operating Officer Kevin Lunney , 50

Seán Quinn and his family have repeatedly condemned all acts of violence committed against QIH executives and property, including the abduction A local resident in Derrylin, who did not want to be named, said they were working in the area when Mr Lunney was abducted , his car set on fire nearby.

“My reaction would be the same as anybody else: it would be a sense of outrage. It would appear to me to be a fairly barbaric attack,” he said.

“Any proper individual, anybody with any sense or morals, would of course condemn that. That man has a wife and kids and of course, you’d condemn it totally.”

Quinn was previously listed as the richest Irishman in history, with a wealth of around €4.7 billion, before his company collapsed. He said that his family had raised concerns with him that they would be seen as responsible for the violence.

Read more: Attack the latest in a long line of incidents to hit Quinn firm [Independent.ie]

“My family has been on and they’re outraged as well,” he told Northern Sound.

“They’ve been on to me [that] we’re going to take the flak for this, and that we are being blamed for this, and that some people will look in our direction at it.”

Boxer faces being quizzed over separate attack on businessman

  Boxer faces being quizzed over separate attack on businessman An amateur boxer has been arrested on suspicion of breaking the nose of a businessman in February who in a separate attack on Tuesday was kidnapped and tortured. PSNI detectives arrested Bernard McGovern (22) at his home on Thursday morning just a day after company director Kevin Lunney (50) suffered "life-changing" injuries in a savage incident.

Abduction of Quinn executive described as ‘savage attack’ that was ‘severe beyond comprehension’. Police sources said there was currently no indication that Mr Quinn or his family had any involvement in the attack on Mr Lunney .

Kevin Lunney , 50, a director of Quinn Industrial Holdings, was driving from work to his home in Kinawley when he was attacked at 18:40 BST on Tuesday. He was found 22 miles (35km) away beside a road in County Cavan at about 21:00 and was taken to hospital.

Quinn Industrial Holdings said in a statement yesterday that the attack follows previous intimidation, physical assaults and arson attacks at or near the homes or businesses of its senior staff.

TheJournal.ie understands that Gardaí and PSNI, who are working together on the case, are treating dissident republicanism as a line of inquiry.

Officers are seeking information on a Silver BMW which was seen in and around the Stragowna Road area of Derrylin on Wednesday evening.

They are also seeking information on a black Audi saloon seen driving away from Stragowna Road at speed the same evening.

Quinn brought jobs and prosperity to the area from the beginning of his business in 1973, before the company collapsed during the economic downturn.

The former billionaire from Derrylin went bankrupt with huge debts resulting from massive shares in Anglo-Irish Bank.

The attack was condemned by politicians on both sides of the border yesterday.

Quinn CEO slams 'depraved individuals' as Kevin Lunney undergoes surgery following brutal attack

  Quinn CEO slams 'depraved individuals' as Kevin Lunney undergoes surgery following brutal attack Quinn CEO slams 'depraved individuals' as Kevin Lunney undergoes surgery following brutal attackGardai and PSNI are investigating after Mr Lunney was abducted near his home in Derrylin in Fermanagh on Tuesday evening.

Kevin Lunney (left) with fellow Quinn director Liam McCaffrey. Mr Lunney was abducted and badly beaten last night on the Fermanagh/Cavan border. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill. A senior executive in the network of companies once owned by businessman Sean Quinn has been abducted , badly

Kevin Lunney had his car rammed when he arrived at home in Northern Ireland. 'We have briefly spoken to Mr Lunney , he was able to tell us some information but his injuries are severe and ' They drove for a period of time to an unknown location whereupon he was removed from the vehicle and

Business Minister Heather Humphreys, the Fine Gael TD for Cavan-Monaghan, said she was horrified by the news of the attack and urged anyone with information to contact authorities.

“This type of intimidation is despicable and needs to be eradicated from our society,” she said.

“My thoughts are with his family and friends and I wish him a full and speedy recovery.”

With reporting from Dominic McGrath and Sean Murray.

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