Monday 5 December 2016

Freddie Thompson charged with murder of father-of-one

Alan O'Keeffe

Published 08/11/2016 | 02:30

Freddie Thompson (35), of Loreto Road, Maryland, Dublin 8, was charged before Judge David Waters with the murder of Mr Douglas at Bridgefoot Street on July 1 (Stock photo)
Freddie Thompson (35), of Loreto Road, Maryland, Dublin 8, was charged before Judge David Waters with the murder of Mr Douglas at Bridgefoot Street on July 1 (Stock photo)

A Dublin man has been charged with the murder of David 'Dáithí' Douglas.

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Freddie Thompson (35), of Loreto Road, Maryland, Dublin 8, was charged before Judge David Waters with the murder of Mr Douglas at Bridgefoot Street on July 1. The 55-year-old father-of-one was shot dead at the door of his partner's shop.

Detective Inspector Paul Cleary said he re-arrested Mr Thompson at Kilmainham Garda station on Saturday at 6.36pm. Sergeant Martin Comerford charged him with murder and, in reply, Mr Thompson said "no comment", Det Inspector Cleary told the court.

Mr Thompson was driven to the Criminal Courts of Justice in a four-vehicle convoy at 9.30am yesterday.

The defence applied for legal aid for Mr Thompson and handed in a statement of means. There was no objection to legal aid.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Friday. No objection was made to a proposal that his appearance in the court on Friday be done by video link.

Mr Douglas, from Killala Road, Cabra, was shot a number of times outside the Shoetown shop which is run by his partner on Bridgefoot Street in the city.

Irish Independent

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