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Fat Freddie finds new European hideaway with teen murder suspect

Crime DeskBy Sunday World
Going Dutch: Fat Freddie Thompson
Going Dutch: Fat Freddie Thompson

Fresh reports on the whereabouts of Fat Freddie Thompson and the teenager suspected of murdering Lorcan O'Reilly have appeared today.

According to today's Sun, the pair are now in hiding in Amsterdam.

On Monday it had been reported that the gangster, the teenager and the youngster's uncle had flown to Dusseldorf on January 4.

They fled after the 15-year-old was badly beaten on New Year's Eve.

Sources have revealed that a number of youths attacked the 15-year-old in Dublin's south inner city shortly after 4am that night and the teenager suffered a number of serious kicks and punches to the head.

He was brought to St James's Hospital where he was treated for a number of hours before being discharged.

"The teenager is lucky that his injuries are not an awful lot worse. This incident has led to an increase in tensions in the south inner city," a source said.

It is understood that some of those who were involved in the attack knew the murder victim and "there was an element of revenge about what happened".

Reports indicate that Thompson vowed revenge for the attack and sent masked thugs to the Oliver Bond flats area to find the teen’s attackers in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

The teenager is the chief suspect in the murder of Lorcan O'Reilly, who was stabbed and killed at a bonfire in the Oliver Bond flat complex on Halloween.

It is believed that Thompson is trying to keep the teenager away from those who want revenge for the O'Reilly murder as well as keeping the teen out of the clutches of Gardai.

Thompson has links to Holland and he was extradited from there in 2014 to face violent disorder charges here.