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Crimestoppers appeal - Murder of Dean Johnston

Crimestoppers launches appeal for information on murder of Dean Johnston - Shooting in Clondalkin in May 2011.

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Monday, 25th January 2016 – Crimestoppers has today launched an appeal for information in relation to the murder of Dean Johnston on Wednesday 25th May 2011 in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

On Wednesday 25th May Dean Johnston was sitting in the back of a vehicle in the Moorefield estate in Clondalkin when a gunman approached the car and fired a number of shots at him. Dean was pronounced dead a short time later in Tallaght Hospital and a murder investigation was started by Ronanstown/Lucan Garda Station.

Crimestoppers and the Gardaí are today appealing to anyone with information on the murder to come forward. Calls to Crimestoppers are anonymous. Callers do not need to leave their name or address. You may receive a reward for information which significantly helps the investigation. Anybody with information can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.

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

"We are particularly interested in speaking to any residents of the Moorefield estate who saw something relevant. Gardai in Lucan can be contacted on (01) 6667300. If they prefer to give the information anonymously, they can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.”

Crimestoppers Chairman Tim Dalton commented, "Members of the public can call Crimestoppers with potentially valuable information about any crime without leaving their name or personal details. The ability to give information anonymously can be an important incentive and could help solve a case and secure a conviction.”  
A photograph and Crimestoppers appeal poster of Dean Johnston is available on request to pressoffice@garda.ie


Irish Crimestoppers Trust (www.crimestoppers.ie) was set up in 1998 to provide a confidential means for every citizen to report crime, without fear of recrimination, by calling a free phone confidential number (1800 25 00 25). 

The current sponsors of Irish Crimestoppers Trust include the Department of Justice & Equality, the Department of Health, the Vintners Federation of Ireland, Done Deal, Carzone, PhoneWatch, NetWatch, ESB Networks and Ulster Bank.

The Crimestoppers concept is simple - the call is free, there is no need to give one’s name, the phone is answered by specially trained Gardaí, and a cash reward may be paid in certain cases. Rewards are given at the discretion of the Gardaí. The Crimestoppers model is a well tried and well developed model in many countries.