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Thugs arrested over horrific nail gun ‘crucifixion’

Crime DeskBy Martin Grant
Thugs arrested over horrific nail gun ‘crucifixion’

A feared gangland figure and a man who previously acted as a chief State witness against the Dundon-McCarthy gang have been arrested as part of a garda investigation into a horrific 'crucifixion'.

The sickening attack took place last year in Limerick when a man had his feet nailed to the floor by a vicious INLA thug who is well known to gardaí in Dublin from his links to the criminal underworld.

A dissident republican was arrested for the Limerick attack yesterday.

He was previously found guilty of the murder of a man but released on appeal.

A second person also arrested previously testified against members of the Dundon-McCarthy gang after they waged a campaign of extortion against him.

His evidence resulted in the break-up of the feared gang in Limerick and the jailing of the gang members.

Officers have also detained a third man in relation to the crucifixion attack.

All three were arrested for allegedly causing harm and false imprisonment of a Limerick man last year.

All three men were last night being detained in Limerick garda stations.

It is believed the victim was targeted in the crucifixion attack over a business deal dispute.

It is understood he was lured to a meeting at a house in Limerick when a gang forced him into a chair.

A nail gun was then used to nail his feet to the floor, before he escaped.