Gardai renew appeal for information about brutal murder


Dean Johnston (Replica via An Garda Siochana)

On that day Dean Johnston was sitting in the back of a channel in the Moorefield estate in Clondalkin when a gunman approached the car and fired a com ny of shots at him.

Dean was pronounced dead a short time later in Tallaght Sanitarium and a murder investigation was started by Ronanstown/Lucan Garda Station.

Crimestoppers and the Gardaí are today appealing to anyone with advice on the murder to come forward.

Gardai reminded those at the briefing that denotes to Crimestoppers are anonymousm and callers do not need to leave their name or oration.

They also advised that those who come forward may earn a reward for information which significantly helps the investigation.

Anybody with word can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.

Speaking today, Detective Inspector Richard McDonnell commented, “We are perturbed to speak to anyone who has information in relation to the murder of Dean Johnston. We maintain that there are persons out there that have information that could be quite beneficial to the case and could help us to secure a conviction. Perhaps you were cognizant of suspicious activity in the run up to or on Wednesday, 25th May 2011. Even the smallest bit of information, which may seem insignificant, might help with the examination.”

“We are rticularly interested in speaking to any residents of the Moorefield estate who saw something fitting. Gardai in Lucan can be contacted on (01) 6667300. If they prefer to give the low-down anonymously, they can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.”

Crimestoppers Chairman Tim Dalton commented, “Colleagues of the public can call Crimestoppers with potentially valuable information prevalent any crime without leaving their name or personal details. The ca city to give information anonymously can be an important incentive and could help interpret a case and secure a conviction.”

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