A further three people have been arrested over the murder of a man in an attempted car-jacking, gardai confirmed today.
Aidan Myers was beaten to death at Upper Faughart, Dundalk almost a year ago after a drunken gang rammed the car he was in and tried to steal it.
Eight people – six men and two women – aged between 19 and 46 were arrested as part of the investigation yesterday.
They were detained at Drogheda, Dundalk, Kells, Navan and Balbriggan garda stations.
Two men and a woman have been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), gardaí said.
A further three people – a man and two women – have been arrested and are being held at Drogheda, Navan and Dundalk Garda Stations respectively.
They are being held under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act and can be questioned for 72 hours.
Aidan Myers’ brutal killing was initially linked to a drunken gang on a cross-border crime rampage.
The 37-year-old from Cox’s Demesne, Dundalk, was killed after car-jackers used a van to ram the car he and a friend were travelling in.
A gang had been on a wrecking spree across South Armagh and Co Louth in the hours before the attack on Mr Myers. A number of cars were hijacked in the region.
Mr Myers was beaten on the road when he got out of the car.