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Relative of King Scum found dead was on run from UK

Fiona Ellis

Published 23/08/2011 | 05:00

A MAN found dead in the early hours of yesterday morning was on the run from police in the UK.

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Patrick Felloni (31), a relative of the notorious drug lord Tony Felloni, was found dead in a house in Finglas, Dublin 11.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Patrick Felloni was wanted by UK police since last year after breaking bail terms imposed when he received early release from prison.

His body was found in a house on Dunsink Avenue in Finglas. It is understood he did not live at the address.

His body was discovered at around 5.40am. The gardai were alerted and his body was removed to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown for a post-mortem examination.

Gardai said they were not treating the death as suspicious and the investigation was ongoing. It is understood that Felloni had problems with drugs.

Absconded

Felloni had lived at an address in Accrington in Lancashire, England, since 2005 until he absconded to Ireland at the end of last year.

He had a string of previous convictions in the UK for petty theft, domestic burglary and possession of a Class B drug.

He was convicted of burglary on 25 September 2009 where he was sentenced to 40 weeks' imprisonment. He was released from prison in May of last year.

He told his parole officer he would be going home to Ireland to visit relatives, and was informed if he did he would be in breach of the terms of his prison licence.

However, he left the jurisdiction of Lancashire police and had been on the run since.

Felloni was a relative of Tony Felloni (67), known as King Scum.

Tony Felloni served 15 years of a 20-year sentence handed down in 1996 after he pleaded guilty to a number of drug trafficking offences relating to the sale and supply of heroin with a street value of more than €444,000.

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