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Thursday 23 November 2017

Gardaí monitoring Dublin criminal 'planning to shoot two notorious criminal brothers'

Wayne and Alan Bradley Pic: Collins Courts
Wayne and Alan Bradley Pic: Collins Courts

Ken Foy

Gardaí are monitoring the activities of a reckless west Dublin criminal who has indicated he plans to shoot two notorious criminal brothers.

Alan ‘Fatpuss’ Bradley and his younger brother Wayne have become targets for the smalltime gangster who is based in the Blanchardstown area.

A major garda alert was issued last week after officers received information that the thug, who is in his 20s, was driving around in a high-powered Audi car and was intent on shooting either of the brothers.

On the night, the young criminal was involved in a car chase with gardai in Dunboyne, Co Meath, but was not arrested.

A senior source told the Herald that the gangster “may be getting above his head” by becoming involved in a dispute with the Bradley brothers.

“This is all part of a dispute in north Dublin,” the source said.

“Gardai are aware of his intentions and he is being watched.

“He has access to high-powered cars and what he’s doing is causing a deal of concern.”

It is understood that neither of the Bradley brothers has been officially warned by gardai about an active threat against their lives while specialist detectives monitor the situation.

Wayne (37) has been in a dispute with a 24-year-old Finglas drugs trafficker who has links to the murderous Kinahan cartel.

Gardai are aware of an incident last December when the Kinahan-aligned dealer threw an object, believed to be a rock, at an SUV that was occupied by Wayne Bradley.

It is believed no one was injured in the incident, but sources said the dealer’s motivation was to show Bradley “who was the boss of the area” – even though Bradley is not suspected of being involved in the local drugs trade.

In fact, Bradley “has been mostly keeping his head down” since being released from Portlaoise Prison in December 2015.

He served a five-year sentence for his role as a lookout during a raid on a Tesco store

in Celbridge in 2007 under the direction of slain gang boss Eamon ‘The Don’ Dunne. Alan Bradley (43) served a six-and-a-half-year sentence and was released last year.

Herald

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