Sunday 22 September 2019

Hutch family member's home targeted by hoax bomb

Fear: The scene of the suspected pipe bomb attack in Dorset Street, Dublin.
Fear: The scene of the suspected pipe bomb attack in Dorset Street, Dublin.
Robin Schiller

Robin Schiller

A "sophisticated" hoax bomb was left outside the home of an innocent Hutch family member - leading to a city centre apartment block being evacuated.

Gardaí were called to the complex near Upper Dorset Street, Dublin, on Monday night after a brick was thrown through the window of a ground-floor apartment. Officers arrived at the scene and discovered a suspect device which they believed to be a pipe bomb. The Army's explosive ordnance disposal unit was dispatched to the apartment block.

Members of the Special Detective Unit were also called to the scene because of the serious nature of the incident.

The woman targeted is a Hutch family member in her 30s who has no involvement in crime. However, because she is related to the Hutch family she is considered under threat as part of the feud which has claimed up to 18 lives.

She is a close relative of Gareth Hutch (35), who was shot dead in May 2016. A car belonging to her was previously set alight outside a north city apartment block.

Irish Independent

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