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Three men held for ‘Crucifixion’ styled attack in Limerick, Ireland

The three men who have connection this horror nail gun attack are aged 32, 33 and 52 respectively and have appeared in the court under Section Four of the Criminal Justice Act.

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Patrick Hayes, Ger Mackin and Mark Heffernan (From left to right) . Image source: irishmirror.ie

May 25,2016: Limerick, Ireland: The garda (police) have arrested 3 men in connection to the horror ‘crucifixion’ style attack in which a man had his feet nailed to floor. The trio appeared in the limerick district court today.

The victim was 53 year old man was reportedly lured to a house on the south side of Limerick on the 14 September last year. He was tied to a chair and beaten by the 3 men who were wearing white boiler suit.

Two of the men were being questioned at Roxboro Garda Station. Image source:RTE News
Two of the men were being questioned at Roxboro Garda Station. Image source:RTE News

It seems that during that after the beating a nail gun was used to nail both his feet to the kitchen floor. He managed even to escape after all three attackers left the home.

The three men who have connection this horror  nail gun attack are aged 32, 33 and 52 respectively and have appeared in the court under Section Four of the Criminal Justice Act.

All the 3 are charged with linked to the assault and false imprisonment of the man.

It appears that 30 Garda (policeman) were involved in the investigation of this case and three accused were being held at Roxboro and Mayorstone Garda Stations and are due to appear before Limerick District Court at 10.30am today

– By Bhaskar Raghavendran. Bhaskar is a graduate in Journalism and mass communication and a reporter at NewsGram. Twitter handle: bhaskar_ragha

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