Thursday 8 December 2016

‘Winning Streak was the last happy time my family had - we all want it to stop’- Hutch family member reveals nightmare year of gangland violence

Published 25/09/2016 | 12:00

The scene of Eddie Hutch Snr's murder, inset, Eddie Hutch Jr
The scene of Eddie Hutch Snr's murder, inset, Eddie Hutch Jr
Eddie Hutch Jr

The devastated nephew of Gerry ‘the Monk’ Hutch said he wishes the gangland feud would come to an end, a year after his cousin Garry Hutch was gunned down in Spain.

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In an exclusive interview with The Sunday World, Eddie Hutch Jr revealed the nightmare his family have faced in the last year.

Eddie Hutch Jr has seen his dad Eddie Snr and cousins Gary and Garreth murdered in the last year.

“A year ago today we were on Winning Streak. That was the last happy time my family had,” Eddie told The Sunday World.

Gardai at scene of the shooting of Eddie Hutch senior (brother of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch). Poplar Row, North Strand, Dublin
Gardai at scene of the shooting of Eddie Hutch senior (brother of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch). Poplar Row, North Strand, Dublin

“Now my dad is dead, my cousins are dead and they even tried to kill my uncle Johnny.”

Eddie denied claims his murdered father was involved in gangland crime and insisted the taxi driver was an “innocent” victim. 

He also revealed that his uncle Gerry hasn’t contacted him or his family since his father was killed.

"I don't bother with him. I didn't even see him at the funeral," said Eddie.

The Hutch-Kinahan violence began on September 24 when Eddie’s cousin Garry was gunned down in Spain. Since then ten people have been murdered in the violence.

After the Hutch family retaliated in February with the killing of senior Kinahan member David Byrne in the Regency Hotel attacks have been launched on anyone associated with the Hutch family.

"The Regency was just stupid. Look what it caused. People are dead or facing life in prison over it."

Eddie who now has gardai surveillance at his home said he wants the nightmare to stop.

“We all want it to stop - there’s nothing else I can say,” Eddie told The Sunday World.

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