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'Fat' Freddie sent home in boxers after gardai seize ‘bloodstained’ clothes

'Fat' Freddie Thompson with slain gangster David Byrne
'Fat' Freddie Thompson with slain gangster David Byrne

Gang boss ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson was forced to stroll home through Dublin city centre in his delicates after gardai seized his clothes following a high speed car chase.

The thug’s tracksuit was taken to test for blood stains after he was arrested on Monday in connection with the ongoing gangland feud in Dublin.

36-year-old Thompson, who is a key lieutenant of crime boss Christy Kinahan, was summoned to Ireland after Friday’s attack in the regency Hotel which left ally David Byrne dead.

According to sources the gang boss walked more than a kilometre in his underpants yesterday.

He and his cousin Liam Roe were arrested following a high speed chase through Crumlin at around 10:30pm, three hours after Gerry ‘The Monk’s Hutch’s brother Eddie Hutch, was shot dead.

58-year-old Eddie Hutch was shot several times in his home on Poplar Row on Monday night.

Gardai detained Thompson and Roe for a drugs search, but let the two go just ten minutes later when nothing was found.

The Irish Daily Star reports that gardai became suspicious about blood on Thompson’s runners and tracksuit.

Officers from Kevin Street seized his clothes for analysis before releasing him.

He then walked from the station to beyond Newmarket Square, more than a kilometre away, in his underwear in the freezing temperatures.

An initial examination of the clothes show that the blood was not fresh and most likely belonged to Thompson as he had a large cut on his hand.

Gardai are carrying out a full analysis on the clothing, but are satisfied there is no criminal element to it.