Friday 9 December 2016

Cousin of murdered Gary Hutch jailed for burglary

Published 22/07/2016 | 02:30

Samuel Hutch (40), of Cardiffsbridge Avenue, Finglas, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to trespass and possession of a stolen bicycle in Sandymount on October 25, 2015 (Stock picture)
Samuel Hutch (40), of Cardiffsbridge Avenue, Finglas, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to trespass and possession of a stolen bicycle in Sandymount on October 25, 2015 (Stock picture)

A cousin of murdered Gary Hutch has been jailed for burglary after the court previously heard that special security arrangements had to be put in place for him in custody.

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Samuel Hutch (40), of Cardiffsbridge Avenue, Finglas, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to trespass and possession of a stolen bicycle in Sandymount on October 25, 2015. He also pleaded guilty to damaging a car door in Ringsend on the same date.

Hutch, who has 89 previous convictions, further admitted a burglary in Cabra on February 6, 2016.

At the sentencing hearing in June, Judge Melanie Greally heard that Hutch would have difficulties in serving his prison sentence due to his security arrangements in custody.

Judge Greally took into account his guilty plea and sentenced Hutch to a consecutive sentence totalling four years but suspended the final 18 months of that term on strict conditions.

Irish Independent

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