Tuesday 28 February 2017

Freddie Thompson charged with the murder of David 'Daithi' Douglas

Alan O'Keeffe

Freddie Thompson was transported in a garda van escorted by two patrol cars and an unmarked car carrying armed gardai.
Freddie Thompson was transported in a garda van escorted by two patrol cars and an unmarked car carrying armed gardai.

Freddie Thompson has been charged today with the murder of David 'Daithi' Douglas in Dublin.

Mr Thompson (35), of Loreto Road, Maryland, Dublin 8, was charged before Judge David Waters in Dublin District Court with the murder of the 55-year-old father-of-one at Bridgefoot Street, Dublin 8.

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

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.

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

He was transported in a garda van escorted by two patrol cars and an unmarked car carrying armed gardai.

He appeared in the dock of Court No. 4 wearing a dark blue hooded jacket, and black tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Inspector Paul Cleary said he re-arrested Thompson at Kilmainham garda station on Saturday at 6.36pm.

Freddie Thompson
Freddie Thompson

Sergeant Martin Comerford charged him with murder and in reply he said "no comment'" said Det Inspector Cleary.

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