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Killer 'Del Boy' Hutch allowed compassionate leave to view brother's body

Leave: Derek Hutch
Leave: Derek Hutch

The incarcerated brother of slain gangland figure Gary Hutch was allowed compassionate leave from prison to attend a funeral home.

Notorious killer Derek ‘Del Boy’ Hutch (30) was given leave from Mountjoy on Sunday to view the body of his older brother. 

Gary was gunned down at an apartment complex on Spain's Costa del Sol on 24 September. His body was repatriated last Friday. 

His brother is serving a sentence for the manslaughter of Barry Maguire in 2007, among other offences. He was sentenced to ten years with four suspended for the killing. 

In July 2012, Hutch was sentenced to 16 years for his role in a May 2009 robbery in Lucan during which gardai shot dead his accomplice, Gareth Molloy.

It is understood that the criminal was handcuffed to a prison officer at all times during the visit to a north inner city funeral home.

However, he will not be attending the funeral today. 

“There was no chance that ‘Del Boy’ was going to be allowed to attend the funeral. The security risk would be far too great, so a short visit was facilitated on Sunday,” a jail source said.

There is expected to be a large garda presence around Hutch’s funeral at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Sean McDermott Street.

Gardai will be watching the ceremony closely and armed members of the force will reportedly be present on the streets as a precaution.