1986 kidnapping victim Jennifer Guinness dies

Monday 25 January 2016 07.21
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Jennifer and her late husband John address media after her release in 1986
Jennifer and her late husband John address media after her release in 1986
Jennifer Guinness was abducted by masked gunmen in April 1986
Jennifer Guinness was abducted by masked gunmen in April 1986

Jennifer Guinness, who was kidnapped and held captive by an armed gang for eight days in 1986, has died following an illness.

She was abducted by masked gunmen from her home in Howth in April 1986, and held at ransom in various locations, before being rescued by gardaí following a stand-off at a house in Ballsbridge.

Ms Guinness' death was announced by Howth Yacht Club. 

She was predeceased by her husband, John - a banker and member of the Guinness brewing family and is survived by three children.