Saturday 25 November 2017

Hutch family member (19) stabbed in early-morning attack

The scene at Kevin Barry House, Coleraine St. D7.
The scene at Kevin Barry House, Coleraine St. D7.
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

A MEMBER of the Hutch family has been stabbed in an attack in Dublin city centre this morning.

The 19-year-old man was reportedly attacked in Kevin Barry House on Coleraine Street, in the north inner city.

The attack happened at around 9am this morning and the injured man has been taken to the Mater Hospital where his condition is currently unknown.

It is believed he was undergoing surgery today in the city hospital.

The man has been identified, but initial indications are that the stabbing was not related to the high-profile and murderous Hutch-Kinahan feud.

Gardai remained were at the scene at Kevin Barry House this  morning.

The scene at Kevin Barry House, Coleraine St. D7.
The scene at Kevin Barry House, Coleraine St. D7.

They were examining the building area following the stabbing and a separate site on Linen Hall Street.

One man was arrested at the scene at 11am after not complying with garda instructions.

Garda investigations are continuing.

The latest violent incident in Dublin city takes place on the same day as  the funeral of innocent father Trevor O’Neill.

Mr O’Neill was shot dead in a case of mistaken identify earlier this month while on holidays in Majorca.

The intended target of the hit was Jonathan Hutch (37), a nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch. Jonathan Hutch is not involved in crime and is believed to have been targeted because of his family connections.

The Balearic island murder is the 10th murder linked to the ongoing Hutch/Kinahan feud.

Mr O'Neill is the second person to be killed in a case of mistaken identity, with father Martin O'Rourke (24) also mistakenly gunned down in April.

Following Mr O’Neill’s death, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that "no effort is being spared" in terms of Garda resources into the investigation of murders.

"The Government has done everything it has been asked to do by An Garda Síochána in terms of giving them the resources they need to tackle it.

"But it is very disturbing and I am sure it disturbs people to hear about this latest case involving somebody out walking with children," Ms Fitzgerald said.

"It is dreadful to see the events in Spain but I want to assure the public that everything that can be done is being done."

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