Thursday 23 November 2017

Home of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch raided by gardai this morning

Gerry Hutch
Gerry Hutch
Eddie Hutch (58) was shot dead at his home in Dublin’s north inner city on the night of February 8
Eddie Hutch Jnr (right) and Gavin Hutch (left) leave the church. Newsdesk Newsdesk

The home of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch was raided this morning by gardai investigating the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel

More than 100 gardai - with armed response unit on standby - arrived at the Clontarf property early this morning as part of the ongoing gangland investigations.

The convicted criminal has been officially warned by gardai that his life is under threat by the rival Kinahan gang.

Eleven properties in total - mainly homes - were targeted in the early morning searches coordinated from 7am onwards.

Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch at the funeral of his brother
Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch at the funeral of his brother
Armed gardaí from the Emergency Response Unit on patrol in north inner city Dublin after Gerry Hutch Snr's death. PA
The coffin is carried into Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Sean McDermott Street in Dublin

Read more: Christy Kinahan's sons Daniel and Christopher still in city as gardai seize taxi and cars in hotel murder probe

Eddie Hutch, a brother of 'The Monk', was attacked just three days after Crumlin native David Byrne (34) was killed in the Regency Hotel shooting.

Mr Hutch (58) was gunned down at his Ballybough home in Poplar Row by a four-man hit-team in what is believed to have been a revenge attack.

Veteran gangland figure Gerry Hutch kept a low profile attending the funeral of his older brother last Friday.

Read more: Hutch funeral: Garda dogs carry out sweeps for explosives in graveyard as part of major security operation

Wearing a black baseball cap, dressed in a black jacket and sporting unfamiliar, long, greying, black hair, the former gangster looked almost unrecognisable as he melted into the large crowd to mourn his beloved brother.

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