Saturday 19 October 2019

Gardaí arrest man in relation to murder of Kane McCormack

Kane McCormack
Kane McCormack

Robin Schiller and Elaine Keogh

Gardai investigating the feud killing of Kane McCormack have arrested a Dublin criminal as part of the murder probe.

The suspect, aged in his 40s, was arrested this morning by detectives based at Ashbourne garda station in relation to the gun murder.

The body of Kane McCormack (24) was discovered in a field at Walterstown near the Meath/Kildare border on December 2, 2017.

He suffered three gunshot wounds and gardai believe his murder is linked to the ongoing Hutch/Kinahan feud which has claimed up to 19 lives.

His father, Noel ‘Duckegg’ Kirwan, was shot dead the previous year as part of the same dispute, although he had no involvement in the feud.

Kane McCormack had been warned his life was under threat and he survived an attempt on his life in the months before he was shot dead.

A garda spokesman said that the man arrested today is being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

It is the second arrest investigators have made as part of the Kane McCormack murder probe.

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