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Three members of same family released in Kevin Lunney investigation

QIH businessman Kevin Lunney.

THREE members of the same family arrested in connection with the abduction and torture of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) director Kevin Lunney have been released without charge.

The two men, aged 23 and 61, and a 61-year-old woman were held as part of the cross-border investigation on Thursday.

A man in his 30s, also a member of the Fermanagh-based family, detained at the same time in Co Cavan, was last night still in custody.

The PSNI announced the three were being released from custody in Omagh police station yesterday.

A joint investigation team involving PSNI and Garda detectives was established following the brutal kidnapping of Mr Lunney last year.

He was abducted by a gang outside his family home in Kinawley in Co Fermanagh as he drove back from work at the Derrylin headquarters of QIH.

The father-of-six suffered a broken leg, was slashed with a knife and doused with bleach in a two-and-a-half hour ordeal before being left by the side of a road in Co Cavan.

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