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Armed gardai at Monk’s family home

Armed support car near The Monk's home
Armed support car near The Monk's home

Gardai have stepped up armed patrols near the home of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch after the Kinahan gang’s number one target returned home to Clontarf in Dublin 3.

Extra units of armed gardai have been deployed after Hutch returned from the Spanish capital of Madrid on Friday.

Mr Hutch was immediately given a Garda Information Message or GIM, by detectives when he landed in Dublin Airport.

A GIM is an official warning by gardai that there is a credible threat to his life.

Gardai in marked and unmarked cars, along with armed officers in Audi Q7 Armed Support Vehicles were mounting checkpoints and surveillance operations near Hutch’s home.

The feud erupted when gunmen, who are believed to be connected with Hutch’s gang, killed Kinahan cartel member David Byrne in an attack at the city’s regency Hotel on the 5th of February.