Thursday 23 February 2017

Regency Hotel murder accused Patrick Hutch punched by cousin in prison row

Published 29/10/2016 | 14:38

Wheatfield Prison and inset Patrick Hutch and Alan Hutch (Bottom)
Wheatfield Prison and inset Patrick Hutch and Alan Hutch (Bottom)

A man accused of the Regency Hotel murder has been injured during a prison fight with his cousin.

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According to the Irish Daily Star, Patrick Hutch (24), due to stand trial for the shooting of a Kinahan cartel figure, was injured following a row with his cousin Alan Hutch (33) in Dublin’s Wheatfield Prison.

Murder accused Patrick Hutch
Murder accused Patrick Hutch

Alan Hutch hit Patrick hard enough to cut his own hand on Patrick’s teeth in the fight, which took place in a secure area in Wheatfield prison known as the ‘Rabbit Hutch’ because of the number of Hutch family members housed there.

Patrick was said by sources to be recovering last night and did not need to be hospitalised.

The attacks comes just over two weeks after Patrick was informed that he will stand trial for the murder of David Byrne in the Special Criminal Court, a non-jury court set up to deal with terrorism and organised crime.

Patrick Hutch is accused of shooting David Byrne (34), a Kinahan cartel figure, in the Regency Hotel last February during a boxing weigh-in.

Wheatfield Prison
Wheatfield Prison

Patrick has also been charged with possession of three AK47 rifles. The date for his hearing is not yet set and he has not yet entered a plea.

Alan Hutch’s father Eddie (58) was shot dead by the Kinahan gang three days after the Regency shooting.

Alan Hutch Pic Collins Courts
Alan Hutch Pic Collins Courts

Alan Hutch is currently serving an eight-year sentence for threatening to kill three Gardaí in 2012. He was already serving a suspended four-year sentence for a 2009 robbery and assault on a Garda.

The Irish Daily Star have also reported that Hutch gang hitmen made a failed attempt on the life of Liam Byrne, David Byrne’s brother, earlier this week.

The two men posed as Gardaí in an attempt to gain access to Liam’s (35) Crumlin house. The woman inside became suspicious and contacted Gardaí immediately.

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