Appeal for information into gangland suspect's murder

By Maurice Garvey

LUCAN gardai renewed their appeal this week for information about the murder of David Lynch (42), who was shot dead in the front garden of a Foxdene Avenue home, shortly after 2pm on March 1, 2019.

The case was featured on RTÉ’s Crimecall on Monday night, with gardai particularly keen to ascertain information surrounding three vehicles used in the elaborate operation to murder Mr Lynch.

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Also known as David Chen, Mr Lynch was targeted by the Criminal Assets Bureau in 2012 for laundering money suspected of being the proceeds of drug trafficking.

Sources indicate he had gangland links, and was a suspect in the murder of Ballyfermot man Mark ‘Guinea Pig’ Desmond in Griffen Park, in December 2016.

Gardaí believe the suspects were travelling in a white Peugeot Partner van registration number 141D6118 when David Lynch was shot.

This vehicle was recovered on fire at Buirg an Rí Glen, Balgaddy a few moments after the shooting.

According to gardai, the van was advertised for sale online and purchased on May 18, 2018. The buyer provided false details when purchasing the van.

The suspects transferred to a grey Toyota Avensis car registration number 12KE576 which was stolen in Celbridge, on February 14, 2019.

The Avensis was recovered on fire at Paddocks View, Lucan, a short time later.

From here, the suspects transferred to a black Opel Insignia registration number 10D1760 – two persons ran from Paddocks View onto Dodsborough Road where the Opel Insignia was parked.

This vehicle travelled through Lucan village towards the N4 but has not yet been located.

The Opel Insignia was also advertised for sale online and purchased on May 18, 2018. The buyer provided false details for this purchase also.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Lucan Garda Station at 666 7300

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