Gardaí hoping for break in Lunney case

Documents and computer records found in the house where the suspected leader of the gang that has waged a campaign of intimidation against Quinn Industrial Holdings executives was hiding are to be analysed by police, according to the Irish Times.

Cyril McGuinness, 54, died of an apparent heart attack when Derbyshire police raided the property at 7.30am yesterday where he was staying in Buxton.

Gardaí and the PSNI believe McGuinness, a Dubliner based in Co Fermanagh, was the leader of a criminal gang that has waged a campaign of intimidation and violence against executives at QIH in recent years.

That campaign included the abduction and torture of Kevin Lunney in September.

The documents, laptops, phones and other devices found at the Buxton address will now be cheeked to establish who McGuinness had been in contact with and if he was in receipt of unexplained payments and, if so, from who.