Tuesday 22 August 2017

Murder suspect and convicted killer rushed to hospital with serious injuries after prison scissors attack

Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A murder suspect suffered serious injuries when he was stabbed in the head at Mountjoy Prison this morning.

Thomas Fox (29) has been charged with the murder of Gareth Hutch, who was shot dead near his Dublin home last May.

A source told Independent.ie that a row broke out this morning and convicted murderer Michael Taylor was stabbed in the torso by another inmate.

Murder suspect Thomas Fox attempted to intervene but he was stabbed in the head by the same attacker.

Michael Taylor. Pic Collins Court Photos
Michael Taylor. Pic Collins Court Photos

Both men were brought to the nearby Mater Hospital where their injuries are described as "serious, but not life threatening".

Gardaí and the Irish Prison Service will launch separate investigations into the incident.

Gareth Hutch (35), nephew of Gerry “the Monk” Hutch, was shot dead as he was getting into his car outside Avondale House flats on North Cumberland Street in Dublin on the morning of May 24 last year.

Mr Fox is due to face trial on the charges in the Special Criminal Court.

Taylor is serving a life sentence for the murder of Paul Kelly (26) at an apartment block in Clontarf, Dublin in August 2007.

His father, Michael Taylor Snr was shot dead in 2011.

Thomas Fox. Picture: Facebook
Thomas Fox. Picture: Facebook

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