Man charged with firearms offences in connection with Gareth Hutch killing remanded in custody

Thomas Fox
Thomas Fox

A 29-YEAR-OLD man charged with unlawful possession of a handgun in connection with last month's gang murder of Gareth Hutch in Dublin, has been further remanded in custody.

Father-of-one Gareth Hutch (35), a nephew of Gerry “the Monk” Hutch, was shot dead as he was getting into his car outside Avondale House flats,where he lived, on North Cumberland Street in inner city Dublin, on the morning of May 24.

He was the latest and seventh fatality in series of killings in a feud between rival Kinahan and Hutch gangs.

Thomas Fox, who has an address at Rutland Court, in north inner city Dublin, is charged with unlawful possession of of a Makarov 9mm handgun at Avondale House on May 23, a day before the shooting.

The charge is contrary to section 27A of the Firearms Act which can carry a sentence of up to 14 years.

He had been initially refused bail by Dublin District Court on June 1 and was remanded in custody. He faced his third hearing  on Wednesday when he appeared before Judge Victor Blake at Cloverhill District Court.

He was further remanded in custody and will face his next hearing on July 20.

Mary McDonnell (43) with an address at Avondale House, North Cumberland Street has also been charged and is accused of withholding information from gardai investigating Gareth Hutch's murder.

She is accused of failing without reasonable excuse to disclose information to the gardai, as soon as was practicable, information she knew or believed might be of material assistance in securing the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of any other person for a serious offence.

The charge is under Section 9 of the Offences Against the State Act and the offence is alleged to have happened at an address at Avondale House on May 24 last.

She faced her third hearing at Dublin District Court last week when she was granted bail and was ordered to appear again in July. She has not yet entered a plea.