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Quinn chief fears someone will die if those behind latest death threat aren’t stopped

Quinn chief fears someone will die if those behind latest death threat aren’t stopped Credit: UTV

The Chief Executive of Quinn Industrial Holdings, Liam McCaffrey says he fears someone will die if those behind the latest death threat aren’t stopped.

The Irish News says it received the threat, believed to be from the same gang that attacked one of the directors, Kevin Lunney.

In September, Mr Lunney was kidnapped and badly beaten after being abducted from outside his home in County Fermanagh.

He received knife wounds to his face and neck, and had one of his legs broken in two places in a sustained attack before being dumped by a roadside across the border in Cornafean, County Cavan.

Following the latest death threat against Quinn Industrial Holdings, the PSNI have stepped up patrols in the Fermanagh area.

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In a statement, District Commander Superintendent Clive Beatty said,

“Whilst we do not comment on the security of individuals, where we receive information that a person’s life may be at risk, we take all appropriate steps to advise them of that threat.

“We have been in discussions with a number of individuals during the course of the investigation and advised them about the steps that we are taking in relation to incidents in the area, for example, uplifting our policing patrols in the area. We have offered crime prevention and security as well as highlighting the steps that they can take themselves to improve their own personal security."

– District Commander Superintendent Clive Beatty

He continued and said, “We never ignore anything that will put a person’s life at risk and we are using all are efforts and working closely with our colleagues to bring those responsible for committing offences in this area and against this company to justice.”

Speaking to our reporter Sara O'Kane, Liam McCaffrey said they won’t be bullied. He also told UTV Kevin Lunney was in the office on Tuesday and plans to return to work soon.

Watch Sara O'Kane's report here: