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Eddie Hutch murder suspect released

Eddie Hutch murder suspect released

A feared criminal who was questioned for two days by gardai investigating the feud murder of taxi driver Eddie Hutch Snr has been released from custody.

The thug, who is classified as one of the country's most dangerous gangland criminals, was released without charge from Mountjoy Garda Station shortly after midday yesterday.

A second suspect remained in custody last night at the Bridewell Garda Station, where he was being questioned about the savage gun attack which happened at Poplar Row in Dublin's north inner city on February 8.

The man has links to slain gang boss Martin 'Marlo' Hyland, and is a suspect for the shocking murder of Baiba Saulite in 2006.

The released north Dublin-based criminal has been linked to a number of gangland murder attempts.

Eddie Hutch Snr (57), a brother of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch, was shot dead in a retaliation attack for the murder of David Byrne in the Regency Hotel four days earlier.

After the Poplar Row murder, the four-man murder team escaped from Mr Hutch's home in a BMW car, which was later found abandoned at St Patrick's Parade in Drumcondra.