Gardai renew appeal over Adrian’s murder

GARDAÍ investigating the murder of Detective Adrian Donohoe held a press conference yesterday afternoon where they appealed for information about two pieces of evidence they are currently looking at.

During the press conference which was held in Dublin, Assistant Commissioner Kieran Kenny and Superintendent Gerard Curley showed reporters a car seat and hammer.

The car seat was found in the back of the getaway vehicle used and the hammer was found at the scene.

They also revealed that Crimstoppers are offering an undisclosed reward for information in addition to the €50,000 award that has been put up by the Irish League of Credit Unions.

The 41-year-old Garda was shot by a gang during a robbery at Lordship Credit Unit, Dundalk last month. A dark coloured Volkswagon Passat was used by the gang in their escape.

Crimestoppers are offering an ‘undisclosed’ reward for information, in addition to the €50,000 award that has been put up by the Irish League of Credit Unions.

Garda assistant commissioner Kieran Kenny who is leading the investigation said the hammer found at the scene hammer found at the scene had significant wear on the red part of its handle, and was missing a protective plastic cover on one side of its head, with a steel screw protruding from its head.

He added that the hammer was of the type used by panel beaters, motorcycle mechanics and others involved in the motor repair trade.

Anyone with information about either the car seat or the mallet the car seat has been asked to contact Gardaí in Dundalk at (042) 9388400, or the Garda Confidential line at 1800 666 111.

They can also contact Crimestoppers, who have offered an undisclosed “substantial” reward for anyone with information that leads to the capture of Donohoe’s killers. Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously at 1800 25 00 25.

Kenny said any information offered to Gardaí would be treated in the strictest confidence.

Over 2,300 lines of inquiry have been carried out so far by officers working on the investigation while almost 800 interviews have been carried out.

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