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Two held over Kevin Lunney abduction

Kevin Lunney is recovering at home after being abducted and tortured last month

Gardai have arrested two men in Dublin over the kidnapping and torture of Quinn industrial Holdings (QIH) executive Kevin Lunney.

The men, who are both 38-years-old, are being questioned at Ballymun and Finglas Garda stations.

Mr Lunney (50) a director of QIH, was snatched near his Co Fermanagh home and brutally assaulted in September.

The father of six spoke out about the attack in a BBC Spotlight interview, describing how he had been slashed with a knife, doused with bleach and branded by his captors before being dumped on a remote road in Co Cavan.

Last week two men and a woman were arrested as part of the investigation. They were released without charge.

Earlier this month, key suspect Cyril McGuinness, known as "Dublin Jimmy", died from a suspected "cardiac event" after being handcuffed during a police raid in Derbyshire, England.

Gardai and PSNI have agreed to establish a landmark "joint investigation" into the intimidation campaign against QIH executives.

Gardai this morning appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

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