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Fat Freddie gang mow man down with car

Gangland tensions were on a knife-edge in the capital today as gang boss 'Fat' Freddie Thompson has returned home just days after his mother's home was firebombed.

Sources said the return of Thompson has led to a huge increase in incidents in the Drimnagh area, including a shooting, a pipe bomb attack and an incident where a young drug dealer suffered horrific injuries after being driven over by a car.

"Thompson is back to rally the troops -- and so far it is working a treat for him. There is no doubt that he will want to avenge what happened at his mother's house at the weekend," said a source.