A businessman and father-of-six was abducted by a masked gang and subjected to a ‘severe and savage’ beating which still left him with lifestyle-changing accidents, law enforcement in Northern Eire have uncovered.
Kevin Lunney, fifty, was attacked when he arrived at his dwelling in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh, on Tuesday night and pushed absent to be crushed.
Mr Lunney, a director at Quinn Industrial Holdings, was dumped throughout the Irish border in Drumcoughill, Co Cavan, exactly where he was observed by a stunned passer-by.
It is the hottest in a sequence of assaults against the organization portfolio the moment owned by fallen tycoon Sean Quinn, who was declared bankrupt in 2011.
The collapse of Mr Quinn’s empire continues to fuel anger and gangs in the Fermanagh/Cavan border region have taken up a violent marketing campaign against the new homeowners.
The Quinn loved ones has regularly condemned the violence and nowadays branded the abduction and beating of Mr Lunney as ‘despicable’.
Businessman and father-of-six Kevin Lunney (pictured) was abducted by a masked gang and subjected to a ‘severe and savage’ beating which still left him with lifestyle-changing accidents
Superintendent Clive Beatty of the Law enforcement Company of Northern Eire (PSNI) reported law enforcement have beefed up their existence all over Quinn Industrial Holdings premises in the very last two days.
Mr Beatty, who is performing with Garda colleagues in the Republic of Eire, reported Mr Lunney’s accidents have been not lifestyle-threatening but have been ‘definitely lifestyle-changing’.
The director suffered a broken leg and further wounds to his facial area and torso.
‘We have briefly spoken to Mr Lunney, he was capable to convey to us some data but his accidents are severe and savage,’ reported the officer.
‘Although not lifestyle-threatening, they will be unquestionably lifestyle-changing and he is helping us with the inquiry as a lot as he can.’
‘We are at a really early phase of our investigation and we are maintaining an open mind at this time, but this has been an ongoing scenario in that region for some time, law enforcement are nicely aware of the complexities and difficulties that this has had, nonetheless we are utilizing all our power and might to deliver to justice those people people who are committing offences in that region and against this enterprise,’ he reported.
Mr Beatty reported Mr Lunney was arriving dwelling when his automobile was rammed by a further automobile and disabled.
‘Mr Lunney locked himself in the automobile but four masked males appeared, smashed the home windows of Mr Lunney’s motor vehicles, forcibly eliminated him from the automobile and bundled him into the boot of a black Audi saloon and drove him absent from his dwelling,’ he reported.
Superintendent Clive Beatty (pictured) of the Law enforcement Company of Northern Eire (PSNI) reported the director was arriving dwelling when his car or truck was rammed by a further vehicle
‘They drove for a period of time to an mysterious locale whereupon he was eliminated from the automobile and savagely crushed about the human body.
‘He sustained severe and brutal accidents to his legs, torso and facial area. After this savage attack, he was then bundled into a further automobile and pushed for a further brief period of time and then he was dumped on the facet of the highway just outside the house Cavan to fend for himself with his severe accidents.’
No arrests have nevertheless been manufactured.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Quinn loved ones reported: ‘We are completely horrified to listen to of the horrible ordeal which Kevin Lunney has endured, and our views are with Kevin and his loved ones.
‘We have had no involvement in the Quinn Group for numerous years now and are deeply discouraged and angered that our former possession of those people businesses is becoming affiliated in any way to these kinds of abhorrent acts.
‘The Quinn loved ones has regularly condemned these varieties of assaults in the strongest possible conditions and we will usually do so.
‘The people that are carrying out these despicable acts are not doing so for our profit in any shape or form and we are completely against this sort of exercise.’
Quinn Industrial Holdings reported Mr Lunney’s and a further car or truck have been observed ablaze in a highway in the vicinity of his loved ones dwelling shortly ahead of 7pm on Tuesday night.
QIH chairman Adrian Barden reported the incident was an ‘outrageous attack on a challenging-performing father of six children’.
The violence is the hottest in a sequence of assaults against the organization portfolio the moment owned by fallen tycoon Sean Quinn (pictured), who was declared bankrupt in 2011
‘For numerous hours very last night, Kevin’s spouse, loved ones and really quite a few buddies have been still left to contemplate the worst.
‘Like quite a few of his colleagues, I am discouraged and indignant that additional has not been performed to safeguard Kevin, who will demand some considerable time to get well from the really severe accidents sustained in this brutal attack.
‘We have previously warned of the inevitability of significant personal injury and reduction of lifestyle arising from these sustained and ever more significant legal assaults.
‘We are now contacting for the law enforcement authorities north and south to act rapidly and decisively to avoid an inescapable reduction of lifestyle by bringing those people responsible to justice.’
In a tweet, DUP leader Arlene Foster condemned the assault and reported it was ‘totally abhorrent’.
‘Nobody really should have to are living in fear of attack or indeed abduction as a consequence of their occupation,’ the Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA reported.
‘I hope those people responsible facial area the courts as a consequence of their steps. Contemplating of the loved ones who went by very last night’s ordeal.’