An attempt was made to burn a vehicle outside the home of a family related to a director of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) in Derrylin at the weekend, the company has announced.

A spokesman told this newspaper: “The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning (February 15) when arsonists attempted to burn a vehicle. The attempt was captured on CCTV and the PSNI are investigating”.

It comes months after director Kevin Lunney was savagely kidnapped and tortured.

In a statement, Liam McCaffrey, QIH Chief Executive, said: “Following the savage kidnap and torture of Kevin Lunney last September this resumption of violence and intimidation is deeply concerning and shows that the perpetrators will stop at nothing until those directing their activities are brought to justice.

“We are enormously relieved that this further attack, again outside a domestic home, was contained without loss of life or serious damage,” said Mr. McCaffrey.