Reports that main suspect in abduction of Kevin Lunney has died

It’s reported the main suspect in the abduction of Kevin Lunney has died.

Gardaí, the PSNI and Police in England carried out a number of raids this morning.

It’s believed the man, who was in his 50s, died while Police were searching a property in Derbyshire.

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Searches took place at sites in Cavan, Longford and Dublin with over 100 Gardaí involved in the operation.

The PSNI searched sites in Derrylin in Fermanagh, with further searches in Derbyshire.

Councillor Séamus Butler has praised the searches because they send “a strong message”.

He says for a long time there has been a conspiracy of silence through intimidation: