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Case against woman charged in connection with Hutch murder dropped

Crime DeskBy Tom Tuite
Gareth Hutch
Gareth Hutch

THE Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has dropped a case against a woman who was accused of withholding information in connection with the murder of a Gareth Hutch in Dublin.

Father-of-one Gareth Hutch (35), a nephew of Gerry 'the Monk' Hutch, was gunned down outside Avondale House flats, on North Cumberland Street in Dublin's inner city on the morning of May 24 last year. 

Mary McDonnell (43) with an address at Avondale House, North Cumberland Street had been charged last year and was accused of withholding information from gardai investigating the murder.

Today at Dublin District Court, Judge Anthony Halpin noted that the DPP had directed that the case was to be dropped and he granted the prosecution's request for the charge to be withdrawn.

Last week, Thomas Fox, 29, who has an address at Rutland Court, in north inner-city Dublin, was sent forward for trial to the Special Criminal Court charged with the murder of Mr Hutch.