Suspect in Lunney attack who died in Police raid is named

The man who’s believed to be the main suspect behind the abduction and assault of Kevin Lunney has died.

Cyril McGuinness, who was in his 50s, died as Police were searching his home in Derbyshire in England.

It was part of a major operation between Gardaí, Police and the PSNI today which saw searches carried out at a number of sites in Cavan.

Gardaí and the PSNI have formally launched a joint investigation into the ongoing intimidation against QIH Directors.

That was announced at Garda Headquarters this afternoon and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris says it will enable them to bring those responsible to justice:

It followed a number of searches across the region this morning linked to the abduction and assault of Kevin Lunney.

Five locations in Cavan, three in Longford and four in Dublin were raided.

Over 100 Gardaí were involved in the operation.

Another site in Derbyshire in England was also searched, during which Cyril McGuinness who was also known as Dublin Jimmy died.

It’s believed he was involved in September’s incident.

PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton says that search was requested by the Police in the north: