Christopher Payne – Assaulted in Dublin, 1988

Name: Christopher Payne.

Date of incident: May 13, 1988.

Details: Payne was attacked in his home, at 82 Rutland Grove, Crumlin, Dublin 12 by four people wearing balaclavas and armed with hatchets and hammers. He received serious head wounds as a result of this attack. He was treated in hospital for his wounds but never recovered from the injuries inflicted. The 52-year-old man six months later in November, 1988.

In 1989, Jessie O’Dwyer, 19, of Saul Park, Crumlin, and Stephen McKeever, 18, of Dromard Road in Drimnagh, were jailed for nine-and-a-half years each for their role in the 1988 attack. They claimed that Payne’s daughter and wife offered them £3,000 to break into their home and kill Payne but to make it look like a botched robbery.

Contact details: Detective Superintendent Christopher Mangan, Serious Crime Review Team on christopher.om.mangan@garda.ie.

Email: NBCI.SCRT@garda.ie

Garda Confidential Line: 1800 666 111

Crimestoppers: 1800 250 025

Serious Crime Review Team Office: 01-6663444

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