Thursday 18 January 2018

Gardaí probe if golf club attack connected to stabbing of Hutch family member

Garda at the scene of the incident at Seville Place. Photo: Tony Gavin
Garda at the scene of the incident at Seville Place. Photo: Tony Gavin
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

Gardaí are investigating if a golf club attack in Dublin city centre was connected to the stabbing of a young member of the Hutch family last year.

A man in his 40s suffered serious injuries when he was set upon and beaten with a golf club on Seville Place at approximately 2pm on Tuesday.

The victim was taken to the Mater Hospital where he was treated for "serious but non life-threatening injuries".

A golf club was later recovered from the scene.

Detectives suspect that the violent assault may have been connected to a stabbing last year.

The victim has not made an official complaint to gardaí.

Darrell Hutch (19) was attacked and stabbed at Kevin Barry House in the north inner city on August 30.

His attacker fled the building. An ambulance was called and Hutch was taken to the Mater Hospital.

One man was later arrested and charged in connection with the attack.

Although Darrell Hutch is related to the Hutch family, the knife attack and yesterday's incident was not related to the feud with the Kinahan cartel.

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