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Ireland Alleged mastermind of Kevin Lunney abduction dies of heart attack during police raid

17:45  08 november  2019
17:45  08 november  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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The alleged mastermind of the brutal abduction and torture of businessman Kevin Lunney died of a heart attack when English police raided his Gardai believe the Co Fermanagh thug nicknamed ‘Dublin Jimmy’ was the criminal who ordered the attack on respected businessman Mr Lunney .

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a man standing in front of a door: Cyril Mc Guinness aka © Sunday World Cyril Mc Guinness aka "Dublin Jimmy". Pic taken 15-5-2014 by Ernie Leslie and Conor Mc Caughey

The alleged mastermind of the brutal abduction and torture of businessman Kevin Lunney died of a heart attack when English police raided his “safe house” in the UK in a series of searches by three police forces this morning.

Mob boss Cyril McGuinness died when armed police raided the property in the Derby area of England after getting the location of the secret hideout from gardai.

Quinn Industrial Holdings undated handout photo of their chief operating officer Kevin Lunney Quinn Industrial Holdings undated handout photo of their chief operating officer Kevin Lunney Sources said that McGuinness “must have been completely shocked” when police kicked in the door which was one of 18 locations searched in co-ordinated raids this morning by gardai, the PSNI and English police.

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The alleged mastermind of the brutal abduction and torture of businessman Kevin Lunney died of a heart attack when English police raided his Mr Lunney went on to describe the torture he suffered during his attack . Workers from Quinn Industrial Holdings gather at Head Office in Derrylin for an

Derbyshire police said their officers carried out a search at an address in Buxton at 7.30am on Friday on behalf of the Police Service of Northern Ireland He is believed to have been the head of the gang that has been behind the violence, including the abduction and torture of Kevin Lunney in September.

Gardai believe the Co Fermanagh thug nicknamed ‘Dublin Jimmy’ was the criminal who ordered the attack on respected businessman Mr Lunney.

“This is a bizarre development but the information coming from England is that he simply suffered a heart attack when the raid happened and had been restrained or tasered by officers in the course of the raid,” a senior source said.

a close up of a man with a beard looking at the camera: Kevin Lunney. Picture: BBC/PA Kevin Lunney. Picture: BBC/PA

McGuinness who was aged in his early 50’s from in Co Fermanagh and has more than 50 convictions.

These include one in Belgium for leading a gang smuggling plant machinery into Ireland.

Gardaí, along with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Derbyshire Constabulary in England, carried out the searches this morning as part of a larger ongoing criminal investigation.

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Lunney ’s abduction made headlines after he was discovered on a remote roadside after being The Police Service of Northern Ireland were searching five locations in Northern Ireland and the 08.11.19 Alleged mastermind of Kevin Lunney torture was career criminal with over 50 convictions.

Cyril McGuinness died during a police raid in the Buxton area of Derbyshire, England. BBC Spotlight/press association. A convicted criminal considered a key suspect in the kidnapping and torture of Kevin Lunney has died during a police raid in England.

a man sitting on a table: BBC handout photo of Kevin Lunney, BBC Spotlight programme on BBC Newsline.BBC Spotlight/BBC/PA Wire BBC handout photo of Kevin Lunney, BBC Spotlight programme on BBC Newsline.BBC Spotlight/BBC/PA Wire Members of An Garda Síochána searched a mix of domestic dwellings and business premises in five locations in Co Cavan, three locations in Co Longford and four locations in Dublin.

Their investigation, in conjunction with UK police services, also saw the PSNI search five locations in Northern Ireland the Derbyshire Constabulary search one further location in UK.

These searches are part of the evidence gathering stage, to progress the investigations into the abduction, false imprisonment and assault of Kevin Lunney on the September 17 of this year.

a person that is standing in the grass: A member of the PSNI near a laneway leading to the home of Kevin Lunney Picture credit: Damien Eagers / INM © INM A member of the PSNI near a laneway leading to the home of Kevin Lunney Picture credit: Damien Eagers / INM Mr Lunney, a 50-year-old father of six was abducted from his car near his home in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh at around 6.40pm that day.

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Kevin Lunney opened up about the attack which left him seriously injured earlier this week. Pic: BBC. ‘As these are ongoing searches part of a larger ongoing criminal investigation. ‘An Garda Siochana continues to appeal to any person who has any information, no matter how insignificant it appears

Cyril McGuinness during a police raid at his Derbyshire home on FridayCredit The raids in Dublin’s East Wall area recovered phones and other items as part of an evidence gathering process. They said: “Gardai investigating the abduction of Kevin Lunney on September 17, 2019, are involved in a

He was allegedly assaulted at a second location, the same evening, before being left at the side of the road at Drumcoughill, Cornafean, Co Cavan sometime before 9pm.

The Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) director had his neck cut with a blade during the ordeal. He also sustained a broken leg and some of his fingernails removed.

Mr Lunney, told BBC Northern Ireland’s ‘Spotlight’ programme, earlier in the week, how he was bundled into a car boot at knifepoint by a gang of three men. Mr Lunney went on to describe the torture he suffered during his attack.

Workers from Quinn Industrial Holdings gather at Head Office in Derrylin for an event to show solidarity with director Kevin Lunney, who was abducted and beaten by a masked gang(20-Sep-2019) Workers from Quinn Industrial Holdings gather at Head Office in Derrylin for an event to show solidarity with director Kevin Lunney, who was abducted and beaten by a masked gang(20-Sep-2019) He was in the boot when he overheard one of his captors talking on the phone, addressing someone as “boss”. After a hood was placed over his head, and he was led to a horsebox, his captors then told him they wanted him to resign from QIH, which he agreed to before the torture started.

“One of them started with the Stanley knife on each of my fingers... he started to run the Stanley knife under each nail quite hard and deep so each of them were bleeding a bit, deep enough that it was sore and painful,” he said.

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Cyril McGuinness died during a police operation in Buxton Credit: Collins Photos Dublin. A man has died during a search in Derbyshire in connection with the abduction and torture of Kevin Lunney . Cyril McGuinness, aged in his 50s, is believed to be one of the main suspects involved in the attack

The raid on Mr McGuinness's home was part of a joint police operation across the UK and Ireland in which almost 20 properties were raided . Mr Lunney a 50-year-old father of six, was abducted by a gang of men as he was driving home from work in Kinawley in County Fermanagh on 17 September.

The captors then poured bleach over Mr Lunney.

“That was very, very sore [because of the cuts] then he started with a cloth and started to rub my hands which were tied, rubbed them and rubbed them, really, really hard, and that was agony with the bleach,” he said.

“It was excruciating, the pain of the bleach – I was screaming, I think. Then they pulled me up and somebody said: ‘Have you done his face.’ Next thing there was a squirt of bleach in my face, into my eyes... there was a lot of fumes, I started to cough and almost passed out,” he said.

a man wearing a microphone: 'Barbaric': Seán Quinn said ‘anybody with any sense or morals’ would condemn the attack on Kevin Lunney. Photo: Lorraine Teevan © LORRAINE TEEVAN 087 7564735 WWW.LORRAINETEEVAN.COM 'Barbaric': Seán Quinn said ‘anybody with any sense or morals’ would condemn the attack on Kevin Lunney. Photo: Lorraine Teevan At this point, they told him again to resign from QIH, as well as the other directors.

“I said: ‘I’ll tell them to resign’. He said a number of times, ‘We know you, we have been watching you.’ At one stage he said: ‘We have been watching you, we have seen you with your little daughter with the GAA top and you are going to do what we say.’

“Then he said: ‘OK we believe you, but if you don’t we’ll be back, for you and all the family and everybody’s family.’”

Mr Lunney said his captors told him they “had to rough him up”.

“He says: ‘Hold out your leg’... next thing was he hit it... I think it was a either a baseball bat or a short fence post, and I heard it breaking and I roared, the pain was awful,” he said.

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“He said to the other guy holding the torch, ‘Did that snap?’. He said no so he immediately hit it again, same place or close, and it was a hundred times worse the second time.”

Over 100 members of An Garda Siochana are involved in the investigation team at Cavan Garda Station, 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.

As the investigation continues, An Garda Síochána has appealed to anyone who may have any information, no matter how insignificant it appears,to contact An Garda Síochána at Cavan Garda Station 049 4368800, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 25 00 25 or any Garda Station.

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