Saturday 25 November 2017

Garda presence as Hutch family gather at home of latest victim of deadly gangland feud

A picture of Gareth Hutch outside the home of his parents
A picture of Gareth Hutch outside the home of his parents
Gardai investigating the death of Gareth Hutch last week

Robin Schiller

Family and friends of gun victim Gareth Hutch have gathered at his family home in the north-inner city to pay their respects ahead of his funeral service tomorrow morning.

The 35-year-old died following a shooting at the Avondale House flat complex, North Cumberland Street on Tuesday morning of last week.

The killing is linked to an ongoing gangland feud in the capital which has claimed seven lives so far.

A moderate police presence is being kept at the Drumalee housing estate this evening with a Garda checkpoint stopping vehicles entering the area. Uniformed officers are also stationed around the family home, while undercover detective units are  patrolling the surrounding area. A larger armed Garda operation is expected to take place at tomorrow's funeral.

Among the family and friends to pay their respects to Gareth Hutch was his cousin Anthony Fitzgerald, a now-retired boxer who previously trained at the Kinahan Cartel linked MGM gym in Marbella, Spain.

Mr Fitzgerald has no involvement in crime and has no connection with the ongoing feud between the Kinahan and Hutch families.

This evening's wake will take place until 8pm, with his body then being removed tomorrow morning to the Church of the Holy Family on Aughrim Street, Dublin 7 for his funeral mass.

His remains will then be brought to Glasnevin Cemetery following the service.

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