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Suspects in Tesco double killing spotted back in city

THE suspected ruthless killers of two innocent cousins who were shot dead at a Dublin Tesco store last November have been spotted back in Dublin.

Glen Murphy (19 - pictured) from O Devaney Gardens and Mark Noonan (23) from Drumalee in the north inner city, were killed outside a service station at the Clearwater shopping centre, Finglas last November.

Their killers, who are also closely linked to at least three other murders on the capital's northside, fled to Northern Ireland after the cold-blooded executions.

But now reliable sources say that at least two of the three-man hit-squad involved in the savage double murder have been spotted back on their home-patch of Coolock.

"They have been seen around on a number of occasions -- they are still acting with a great degree of caution but they have been back in Dublin and have been associating with their pals," explained a source.

"They must now think that they are in the clear," a source added.

Gardai are satisfied that the tragic cousins were victims of mistaken identity -- shot dead as part of a Coolock drugs feud that they had no involvement in.

Neither of the victims had any involvement in gangland crime.

Just days after the murder, gardai identified the hitmen involved in the attack -- they are two brothers and a man aged in their mid 20's from the Coolock area.

The last major development in the case happened in February when a criminal in his 30s from Kilbarrack was arrested but later released without charge.

This man is suspected of mistakenly putting a "non-sophisticated" tracking device on the Toyota Avensis that was owned by tragic Mark Noonan.

Sources say that Mr Noonan's car was very similar to a car which was driven by the intended targets -- two feared drug dealers who have already survived a number of attempts on their lives since 2009.

After the murder, gardai found the device concealed in the Avensis and believe it had been planted there on behalf of the northside criminal who had ordered a hit.

The hitmen who shot the cousins dead have also been linked with the murder of James Perdue (22) who was shot dead in Donaghmede in June, 2006, the stabbing of Warren O' Connor (24) and the shooting of Keith Fitzsimons in June, 2006.

kfoy@herald.ie


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