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Gardai renew appeal for information about brutal murder

Dean Johnston (Image via An Garda Siochana)
Dean Johnston (Image via An Garda Siochana)

Crimestoppers has today launched an appeal for information in relation to the murder of Dean Johnston on Wednesday May 25 2011 in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

On that day Dean Johnston was sitting in the back of a vehicle in the Moorefield estate in Clondalkin when a gunman approached the car and fired a number of shots at him.

Dean was pronounced dead a short time later in Tallaght Hospital and a murder investigation was started by Ronanstown/Lucan Garda Station.

Crimestoppers and the Gardaí are today appealing to anyone with information on the murder to come forward.

Gardai reminded those at the briefing that calls to Crimestoppers are anonymousm and callers do not need to leave their name or address.

They also advised that those who come forward may receive a reward for information which significantly helps the investigation.

Anybody with information can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.
Speaking today, Detective Inspector Richard McDonnell commented, "We are anxious to speak to anyone who has information in relation to the murder of Dean Johnston. We believe that there are persons out there that have information that could be very beneficial to the case and could help us to secure a conviction. Perhaps you were aware of suspicious activity in the run up to or on Wednesday, 25th May 2011. Even the smallest piece of information, which may seem insignificant, might help with the investigation.”
"We are particularly interested in speaking to any residents of the Moorefield estate who saw something relevant. Gardai in Lucan can be contacted on (01) 6667300. If they prefer to give the information anonymously, they can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.”
Crimestoppers Chairman Tim Dalton commented, "Members of the public can call Crimestoppers with potentially valuable information about any crime without leaving their name or personal details. The ability to give information anonymously can be an important incentive and could help solve a case and secure a conviction.”