Saturday 10 December 2016

'Fat' Freddie faces charges over murder

Robin Schiller

Published 07/11/2016 | 02:30

Freddie Thompson
Freddie Thompson

Gangland figure 'Fat' Freddie Thompson will appear in court this morning charged in relation to the feud murder of David 'Dáithí' Douglas.

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The gun victim was shot dead outside his wife's shop on July 1 this year by a two-man hit team.

Thompson (35) will formally be charged with murder in Dublin District Court at 10.30am today in relation to the killing.

An extensive investigation carried out by detectives at Kevin Street Garda Station and the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NBCI) led to sufficient evidence being gathered to bring a charge on the direction of the DPP.

It is understood that Thompson was captured on CCTV near the scene of the killing and had a direct involvement, but it is not believed that the Kinahan associate was the triggerman.

Gardaí also seized a number of mobile phones as part of their investigation, which they believe were used by people involved in the shooting before and after the murder. Thompson was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in north County Dublin and was questioned under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act at Kilmainham garda station - where he was cautioned on Saturday evening.

David Douglas (55), a father-of-one, was shot six times outside the Shoestown shop which is run by his wife.

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