Tuesday 17 October 2017

Cars bought on internet were used in three murders

Noel 'Kingsize' Duggan
Noel 'Kingsize' Duggan

Ken Foy

POOR regulation of some private and online car sales has seen gangland criminals carry out murders while using vehicles bought over the internet.

The mobsters who killed Eddie Hutch Snr and Noel ‘Kingsize’ Duggan used cars bought from websites.

In the Hutch murder, the killers used an S series 06 BMW that was later found abandoned on St Patrick’s Parade.

When Duggan was shot dead in his car outside his house, his killers used two cars that had been advertised on the internet.


These were the BMW and Saab found burned-out after Duggan was blasted to death.

The last gang victim before the Kinahan/Hutch feud kicked-off was Darren Kearns in Ashtown last December, and again a car that had been offered for sale online was used.

This time it was a light-coloured BMW 5 series that was found burned-out on nearby Regal Park.

A white Toyota Supra that was the getaway car in the attempted murder of Brian O’Reilly at a Balbriggan gym in June 2014 had also been advertised online.

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