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Two men arrested 28 years after killing of bookmaker Dessie Fox

Dessie Fox: killed on his way to the Curragh in September 1990
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Almost 28 years after the murder of bookmaker Dessie Fox, who was shot by armed robbers while on his way to a race meeting at the Curragh, two men have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by the Garda in Ireland. 

The two men, who are aged 50 and 61, were arrested in Dublin on Tuesday morning during an operation involving officers from the Kildare Division and members of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

They are currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act, 1939 at Naas and Leixlip Garda Stations.

On the Sunday morning of September 30, 1990, Fox was travelling from his home in Dungannon, County Tyrone, to the Curragh when his car was intercepted by a number of armed men at Healy's Bridge in Prosperous. He sustained a gunshot wound in his leg during the incident and bled to death at the scene.

A black leather briefcase containing a large quantity of cash, believed to be in the region of €20,000, was stolen from Fox’s car along with a canvas money bag, billheads with name, a portable car phone and car keys. The canvas bag and car phone were later recovered.

Investigating gardai continue to appeal for information in the long-running case. The Garda believe there are people with crucial information who may now be in a position to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Naas Garda Station 045 884300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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The two men, who are aged 50 and 61, were arrested in Dublin on Tuesday morning
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