Two released in Donohoe inquiry

A father and son were questioned in connection with the killing.

A father and son were questioned in connection with the killing.

Sat, Feb 23, 2013, 00:00

Gardaí investigating the murder of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe in Co Louth last month have released without charge two men who were questioned yesterday in relation to the case.

They were arrested on Thursday and held under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Drogheda Garda station. They are not believed to have had any direct role in the events on the night of the killing.

Gardaí suspect the men, a father and son, have been using a wrecker’s yard to procure and handle stolen cars for local criminals, include criminal gangs.

The men aged in their 30s and 70s were detained after gardaí searched six locations in Dundalk.

The team investigating the murder of Det Garda Donohoe are trying to establish the level and nature of the contact between the two men being detained and the gang of younger criminals believed to have killed him.