'Mr Big' crime gang burn out three vehicles over school playground row
An innocent family are living in fear after three of their cars were burned out by the Mr Big crime gang over a playground fight.
Reports have claimed that the attacks were launched by the Dublin drug trafficker after his son became embroiled in a row with another child. Both children are under the age of 10.
The Irish Daily Mail is reporting that the family have had three cars torched in recent weeks.
The family have been left terrified by the incidents and are now considering taking their son out of the school that the children attend. They are also considering moving house altogether.
Mr Big, from Dublin's northside, is considered one of Ireland's largest drug dealers and has a history of violence.
He is suspected of ordering the murder of Real IRA leader Alan Ryan in September 2012 and is also suspected of playing a part in the murder of Ryan's brother Vincent last February.
His gang have carried out a number of other attacks on the Ryan family and burned out a number of vehicles belonging to members who are not involved in republican activity.
A source told the Irish Daily Mail: "Gardaí have always known what this man is capable of. He has ordered at least two murders in the capital and has a reputation for ruthlessness, including countless stabbings and beatings. But this issue between his son and another young boy has brought things to a new level.
"Essentially, it is a minor row between two little boys in a playground. Literally a scuffle. Nothing serious, no bullying or anything considered more than a very minor playground row.
"But Mr Big's reaction to this is to literally step in and become the bully figure in his own child's row. His reaction has been to target the other boy's family by so far burning out three cars linked to the family."
The family have been offered security advice by gardaí.
Mr Big, who is aged in his 30s, has links to both sides in the Kinahan\Hutch feud. However, his gang has not been active in the feud.
Previously his gang launched an arson attack on a gym in Coolock after deciding the gym was a threat to its own fitness centre.