Over 100 Gardai and PSNI search premises in Cavan, Fermanagh, Longford and Dublin as part of Kevin Lunney investigation

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Over 100 Gardai and PSNI search premises in Cavan, Fermanagh, Longford and Dublin as part of Kevin Lunney investigation

Gardai and PSNI

Gardai, PSNI and UK Police are searching premises this morning (Friday, November 8) as part of a swoop opertation in the investigation of Kevin Lunney's abduction and abuse.

Gardaí investigating the investigation of abduction of Kevin Lunney on 17 September, 2019 are this morning involved in a number of coordinated search operations in conjunction with colleagues in the Police Service of Northern Ireland and Derbyshire Constabulary.

Members of An Garda Síochána are searching five  locations in County Cavan, three locations in County Longford and four locations in Dublin. These premises are a mixture of domestic dwellings and commercial/business premises.

Over 100 members of An Garda Siochana are assisting 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.

Police colleagues in the Police Service of Northern Ireland are searching four residential buildings and one commerical building in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh and colleagues in Derbyshire Constabulary are searching one location in United Kingdom.

PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Julie Mullan said: “The investigation is continuing at pace and today‘s significant operation involves searching four residential properties and one commercial premises in the Derrylin area.

“This was a truly horrific crime and we continue to work closely with our colleagues in An Garda Síochána and now also Derbyshire Constabulary.to try and bring the perpetrators to justice.”

These searches are part of the evidence gathering stage to progress the investigations by AGS/PSNI into the abduction/false imprisonment/assault of Kevin Lunney on the 17th September, 2019.

As these are ongoing searches part of a larger ongoing criminal investigation there is no Garda spokesperson available 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 049 4368800, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 25 00 25 or any Garda Station.

Also read: Kevin Lunney speaks out for the first time since attack