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Open Day Of Trial Of 4 Men Accused Of Abducting & Beating QIH Director, Kevin Lunney, Delayed.

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Judges of the non-jury Special Criminal Court were told a legal issue would have to be dealt with first.

The opening of the trial of four men accused of abducting and beating Quinn Industrial Holdings director, Kevin Lunney, has been delayed.

Evidence was due to be called today but the three judges of the non-jury Special Criminal Court were told a legal issue would have to be dealt with first.

Our Courts Correspondent Frank Greaney reports:



"This trial was due to start in January but has been delayed until now for a variety of reasons, including public health concerns during lockdown.

A number of legal challenges also played a role in delaying matters.

The four men are accused of falsely imprisoning Kevin Lunney, who claims he was abducted outside his family home in Co Fermanagh in September 2019.

They’re also accused of assault causing serious harm to the Chief Operating Officer of Quinn Industrial Holdings, which has since been rebranded.

The father-of-six claims he was beaten up before being left by the side of a road in Cavan – two and a half hours after his ordeal is alleged to have begun.

The trial was due to open this morning but was adjourned to allow for legal arguments on “jurisdictional matters” to be resolved first."

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