Fresh searches in Cavan following abduction and assault of businessman Kevin Lunney

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Kevin Lunney suffered life changing injuries in the attack on Tuesday evening.

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Fresh searches are taking place in County Cavan today after a prominent Fermanagh businessman was abducted and beaten earlier this week.

Kevin Lunney suffered life changing injuries in the attack on Tuesday evening.

He needed leg surgery after being driven over the border and dumped at a roadside near Cavan. 

Other senior staff at Quinn Industrial Holdings have been told to 'beef up' their personal security as a result.  

Father Gerard Alwill, Parish Priest of Derrylin said today:

"Over the last few days I’ve sensed a growing feeling of anger, resentment and revulsion among the members of our community over what has happened.  Those who have spoken to me have mentioned their sense of shock, their sense of outrage and their sense of disbelief that such a terrible thing could happen here.  Many feel helpless and afraid, with no one to speak on their behalf."

"All I can do, as your parish priest, is to give voice to those emotions, and to say, on your behalf, that there can be no room for such violence in a Christian community such as ours. "

"In the name of God, and in the name of our community, we ask these people to stop the violence now.  There has to be a better way of resolving these issues.  In the name of God - stop before somebody gets killed."


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