Kinahan feud suspect threatens to decapitate criminal over horse
Published 21/05/2016 | 16:18
A Kinahan cartel suspect has threatened to decapitate another criminal in a bizarre row over a horse belonging to a teenager.
The criminal - known as 'Fishy' - is now in hiding following the row with the Kinahan thug earlier this month.
The incident began after the teenager brought his horse to the Dunsink Horse & Pony Club in North Dublin. It's understood 'Fishy' told the 14-year-old boy to "f*** off" for no apparent reason when he saw him bring his animal to the club. It meant the teenager had no shelter for his animal and would have had to place him in a nearby field. By law, a stray horse can be picked up by local animal welfare officers and placed in a local pound.
If the boy's horse was brought to the pound, it would have cost him €700 to have it released into his care and he would have had to arrange collection of the animal with a horsebox.
The teenager decided to contact the Kinahan gang member for help as he feared his horse would be taken by animal welfare officers and he hadn't the resources available other than shelter in the club.
The man whom the teenager contacted is suspected of involvement in the murder of Eddie Hutch Snr at his home in Poplar Row in Dublin's north inner city on Monday, February 8. The victim was the older brother of gang boss Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch.
He is also suspected of involvement in the murder of Noel 'Kingsize' Duggan outside his home in Ratoath, Co Meath, on March 23. Duggan was once a close associate of Gerry Hutch.
Upon learning of Fishy's abuse to the teenager and of the horse's predicament, the man rang the criminal.
"He threatened to chop his head off for talking to the teenager the way he did and for not letting his horse stay at the club. He's not letting this go," a source told the Herald.
"Within five minutes of Fishy taking the phone call, he got 10 of his mates to find the teenager's horse in a field and bring it across the road to the nearby club in Dunsink.
"Since that call at the start of the month, Fishy's been afraid to leave his house as the man won't let it go."
Fishy was a regular visitor to the club in Dunsink and keeps a number of horses there.
However, he has since gone into hiding and is calling upon his friends to ensure his animals are fed and looked after.
Fishy is considered a "major league" gangster who is suspected of organising a spate of lucrative cash-in-transit robberies.
In 2014, he was kicked out of his own gang and was even given a severe beating by an up-and-coming thug.
At the time, sources revealed that he had fallen out of favour with his own mob and was accused of being a "garda tout" after serious criminal charges against him were dropped.
For a period of time in 2014, he was a target for younger gangsters who once looked up to him.
The latest row is not linked to the gangland feud between the Kinahan cartel and associates of Gary Hutch. However, Fishy's fear and the fact that he's gone into hiding points to the tensions in the city between different factions.