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'Fat' Freddie Thompson in hiding after death threat

'Fat' Freddie Thompson
'Fat' Freddie Thompson

Gangster Fat Freddie Thompson is in hiding after gardai warned of a threat on his life following his release from prison last week.

Thompson was released from Mountjoy Prison last Saturday but before he left the jail, Gardai informed him that that his life was in danger.

The 35-year is said to be 'paranoid and terrified'  by the threat and there are conflicting reports regarding his whereabouts, with Dublin and Birmingham both mentioned as possible locations for his hideout.

Several factions may want to kill Thompson, with his gang at the centre of the feud in Crumlin that has claimed 15 lives since 2000.

Christy Kinihan's associates may also want to target Thompson as they dislike the fact that his high profile attracts unwanted Garda attention.

Thompson was behind bars for an attack on a man in a pub on Cork Street in the city in 2013. He was extradited from the Netherlands in May of 2014 and was immediately placed in custody before being hit with a 20-month sentence for his involvement in the pub brawl.

However, he was released after just 15 months.