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Brothers linked to vicious attack on man in Finglas

Barry Close, Finglas (Pic: Google Maps)
Barry Close, Finglas (Pic: Google Maps)

TWO brothers linked to a violent Dublin drugs gang are believed to be the ringleaders behind a vicious assault on a man on the northside of the city during the week.

The 50-year-old asylum seeker almost lost an eye in the sickening attack in Barry Close, Finglas. 

Up to five men attacked the victim with wheel braces and a golf club at around 3pm on Monday. The man was rushed to the Mater Hospital.

Gardaí believe the man had been in the area to buy drugs when an argument broke out and he was attacked.

The gang are running a drug-dealing operation from a house in the area which has been raided by gardai a number of times so far this year.

Officers have seized cash as well as €5,000 worth of drugs in the raids, but have been thwarted in efforts to seize more due to a number of spotters working for the gang.

They also use a fire to burn drugs when they get word gardaí are in the area.

Two brothers with dozens of convictions are among the five people suspected of involvement in the attack.

They are part of a gang of around 10 individuals and have links to more senior criminals, including a hitman believed to have carried out murders for the Kinahan Cartel.

They are being supplied by mid-level dealers from the area who have convictions for drugs and firearms offences.

Gardaí have yet to make arrests for the assault, but have identified a number of suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Finglas Garda Station on 01 666 7500.